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'A Huge Honor': Local Nat'l Guardsman, Former USU Alumnus Share Their D.C. Experience


After they helped support local law enforcement in Washington D.C. since Jan. 15, Gov. Spencer Cox called home Utah’s National Guard on Friday.

The governor would not comment on whether the decision to bring National Guard members back was spurred by allegations that they were forced to rest in a parking lot between shifts rather than in the Capitol they were sent to defend. Rather, he indicated the 360 Utahns were needed more at home to help with the continuing COVID-19 vaccine roll out.


According to Capt. Jeffrey Belnap, Utahns were not among the displaced soldiers at the Capitol. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.