WATERVILLE (AP) – Members of a Maine Army National Guard unit that was assigned to Baghdad’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison will be arriving back in Maine soon.

The 128 men and women of the 152nd Field Artillery Battalion are tentatively scheduled to fly into Bangor on Sunday, said guard spokesman Pete Rogers.

The soldiers returned to the United States from Iraq last week and have been at Fort Dix, N.J., to process paperwork, turn in equipment and go through debriefing procedures, Rogers said.

The 152nd assumed guard duties at the prison early last year after being retrained as military police. The unit arrived at Abu Ghraib months after abuse of prisoners occurred there.



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