Ceremony honors Utah soldiers

Posted at 9:10 PM, Feb 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-08 23:10:59-05

SALT LAKE CITY – A ceremony was held to honor a group of soldiers who spent 11 months on a deployment to Kuwait.

The event was held Saturday afternoon in Salt Lake City, and it was held to honor members of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 191st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.

Senator Orrin Hatch was the keynote speaker at the ceremony, and Brig. Gen. I. Neal Black hosted the ceremony. Hatch said he was grateful to be involved.

"Every chance I get to be around these young men and women who serve us and give everything they have to our country, it's a privilege for me," he said.

According to a press release, the soldiers were presented with the Welcome Home Warrior Citizen award. The event was held at the Fort Douglas Post Theater, located at 245 South Fort Douglas Blvd.

The unit was deployed from May 2012 to April of 2013.