Mississippi National Guard to dedicate new barracks at Camp Shelby for fallen soldiers

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HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — The Mississippi National Guard officials will name four new barracks at Camp Shelby in honor of soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The ceremony will be held Saturday at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center.

The state of the art barracks will be named for Sgt. Audrey D. Lunsford, Capt. Lowell T. Miller and Sgt. Joseph A. Rahaim, who were killed in action in Iraq in 2005; and Sgt. 1st Class Christopher L. Robinson, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2006.

The barracks were constructed with federal funds at a cost of $42 million, and will house two battalion-size units, approximately 1,300 soldiers. They are designed to consolidate soldiers into one central complex which is a new Army requirement for training installations and mobilization centers.

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