Cadillac-Based National Guard Unit Says Goodbye to Family Before Tour

It was a morning to take pride and take pause in Cadillac. A local unit of the Michigan National Guard is shipping out. The Cadillac-based Alpha Unit is headed to training camp in Mississippi later today, they will then head to Afghanistan. A Call to Duty ceremony at the Cadillac Armory gave the community a chance to honor them. Many of the soldiers say they are experiencing mixed emotions today. The unit will join several of its sister units from other parts of the state for a large send-off in Grand Rapids this afternoon.