Update, 3:35 pm: We’ve received confirmation from Fort Drum in the form of this press release, pasted below:
Release Nr. 1306-08
June 25, 2013
Fort Drum Public Affairs
Statement by Major...
Apr 12, 2002 — On Thursday, officials at Fort Drum welcomed home hundreds of soldiers who fought in Afghanistan. Brigadier General Thomas Goedkoop is an assistant commander with the 10th Mountain Division. Speaking yesterday - to the soldiers and their families - General Goedkoop described the deployment as a proud moment for the North Country. Go to full article
Apr 08, 2002 — Some 400 10th Mountain Division Soldiers from Fort Drum returned home from Afghanistan this weekend after six months on the front lines in America's war on terrorism. Jody Tosti was at Fort Drum on Friday for their arrival. Go to full article
Feb 27, 2002 — Jefferson Community College in Watertown will get money from the state to help compensate for student-soldiers from Fort Drum who have been sent overseas. David Sommerstein reports the deployments put a strain on the economy in Jefferson County. Go to full article