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Locals welcome veteran home from tour of Iraq
A local group welcomed Brent Williams home from Iraq with a lunch reception at the Town and Country Restaurant last week.

A group of Nash County residents, mostly veterans, showed their support to Williams through a luncheon at the restaurant. The event was set up by Larry Womack, who is the Second Vice Commander of Nashville’s American Legion.

Though Williams’ visit home was just for a few days, the Northern Nash High School graduate said the community support meant a lot to him. It means a lot to other soldiers as well.

“It really means a lot local communities support us,” Williams said.

Williams, 27, attended the United States Military Academy at West Point for four years and was commissioned in 2003.

He first trip to Iraq was in 2004. Williams’ recent return home was for 15 days. He left on Saturday, January 12 to return to Iraq. He said he will return in March or April where he plans to report to Fort Benning for school and then be stationed at Fort Bragg.

While in Iraq, Williams serves as a Maneuver Advisor, where he advises and trains Iraqi Infantry Battalion. At his level in Iraq, Williams said he has seen progress.

“It’s frustrating (at times) but I think we’re making slow progress,” Williams said. “There’s been definite improvemets in the security situation where I worked.”

Williams said he has enjoyed his time in the military and hopes to continue his career there.

Williams is the son of Margaret and Rossie Williams of Rocky Mount.

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