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      Deployed Missouri Guard engineers dedicate bridge to late commander

      (Missouri National Guard photo courtesy of the 1438th Engineer Company/RELEASED)

      Less than 96 hours after arriving in Afghanistan, 70 Missouri National Guard Soldiers with the 1438th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge) departed Camp Leather Neck for a bridging mission. Upon completion, the bridge was named the Kelly Messerli Bridge. Maj. Messerli, of California, Missouri, was a former commander of the 1438th. Messerli died in March.

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