WMBD/WYZZ TV – PEORIA -- A somber occasion today on the
sixth anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Although the US is no longer officially at war with
Iraq, troops remain in the region. Here at home, one
local soldier wants us to remember his fellow troops serving overseas. Staff Sergeant
Justin Hinderliter says 100 other local Illinois National Guard soldiers and Airmen
are in Iraq. Hinderliter himself has been
deployed twice. His unit has seen 250 people go overseas; he says he was proud
to help the condition of the Iraqi people.