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Larson returns from Iraq deployment

Army Sgt. Scott M. Larson is in the process of returning home with the 372nd Engineer Brigade based at Fort Snelling, Minneapolis-St. Paul, after serving a one-year deployment in Afghanistan.

The soldiers were responsible for combat effects-route clearance missions, and construction of roads and buildings for all forward operating bases and combat outposts in both eastern and northern Afghanistan.

The brigade engineers were involved with master planning, design, project management and extensive construction of more than 30 bases and outposts. They also conducted workshops for local nationals to help them rebuild their communities and provide employment using their newly-acquired skills.

Larson, a human resources technician, has served in the military for two years. He is the son of Jo-Anne M. Larson of 22nd Street N.W., Rochester, Minn. His wife, Christine, is the daughter of Mark and Dee Jacobson of Detroit Lakes. The sergeant graduated in 1992 from John Marshall High School, Rochester, and received a bachelor's degree in 1997 from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.