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Montana in a tug of war for Guardsmen

Deployments in Iraq mean fewer firefighters

By Alan Wirzbicki
Globe Correspondent / June 5, 2005

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HELENA, Mont. -- When summer wildfires burn out of control in the vast forests of the Rocky Mountains, the Montana National Guard has always been available to act as a fire force of last resort, sending its soldiers deep into the wilderness to help fire crews, protect evacuated property, and transport supplies to the front lines. (Full article: 1059 words)

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