Marine Unit Returning To Knoxville From Iraq

Knoxville (AP) -- A company of Marines is returning to Knoxville from Iraq Saturday.

Forty two members of Delta Company, 4th Combat Engineering Battalion of the Marine Reserve are expected to arrive by bus early Saturday morning at the Reserve Center.

The unit served as Combat Engineers in Iraq and its specialty included disarming roadside bombs.

Several of the Marines were injured during their tour of duty, including Corporal Brad Walker, who lost both legs and Corporal Jorge Zapata, who suffered a serious wound to his right leg, both in a November roadside bomb explosion.

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