"If Only In My Dreams," Remembering Idaho Soldiers Half a World Away

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Dec. 24th may mean shopping, feasting or praying in many corners of the world, but there are still way too many young men and women in harms way. It’s “business as usual” for some 1,500 Idaho soldiers at Victory Base Complex in Baghdad, Iraq. They’re joined by 600 each from Oregon and Montana, all making up the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team. Just before winging out of Gowen Field this past September, Citydesk got a chance to meet some of the 116th, and their families who are keeping the home fires burning.

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Some of the soldiers who call Boise home have recorded video holiday greetings for family, friends and community. You can watch them by clicking on their name.

Staff Sgt. Robert Austin
Staff Sgt. Brad Fouts
Spc. Nicholas Carman
Spc. Aaron Collette
Spc. Mark Kennedy
Staff Sgt. Jared Mckenzie
Sgt. Moises Perez
Staff Sgt. Andrew Reed
1st Lt. Casey Seckel