"IT'S GREAT TO SEE GREEN AGAIN" - Travis Duelley Comes Home On Leave

(11/11/2015)

Travis Duelley (center) with parents Arthur and Betty

Travis displays his assortment of Saddam's folding money

August, 2004

"It was wonderful to see green again," said Spec 4 Travis Duelley of Grantsville, flying into the USA from a tour of duty in Iraq. "When I got home to Calhoun (Sunday) it was really green. There is little green in Iraq," he said.

Duelley, the son of Arthur and Betty Duelley of Grantsville, is a medic.

"As much as I love being home, I feel a real need to be with my guys," he said. "They depend on me and a lot can happen quickly. Life and death things."

Medics perform much like they have done throughout military history, one medic assigned to a platoon.

Duelley joined the 1092nd Engineers in Spencer, but completed his training after they were deployed to Iraq. He was then assigned to 150th Armored in Bluefield-Princeton and went to Iraq with that unit in February.

He returned to Grantsville Sunday for a two week leave.

"It's great to be home," he said.


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