Prescott, Yavapai County Welcomes Back Citizen-Soldiers

Charlie Company 1-158th Infantry “Bushmasters” to be recognized on September 7 at 11:30 a.m. at the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza

On Saturday September 7th, 2019 Yavapai County and the City of Prescott will welcome home Arizona National Guard Citizen-Soldiers of Charlie Company 1-158th Infantry “Bushmasters” Battalion who have been deployed in support of overseas-contingency operations from June 2018 to May 2019.

We encourage the public to join in for this day of welcoming home these service members.

Events will take place starting with tours of downtown and then a welcome home ceremony on the courthouse steps starting at 11:30 a.m.  We ask that attendees please wear patriotic apparel and bring your favorite flag or items recognizing the RED, WHITE and BLUE!  Also please bring a lawn chair to sit in, for your comfort.

“We are so proud of these heroes, and are thankful to them and their families for the sacrifice they made to fight for freedom and keep our country safe,” said Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli. “We all prayed for their safe return, and we are excited to come together as a community and welcome them home to Prescott.”

Yavapai County Board of Supervisor, Chairman Randy Garrison said, “The freedoms we enjoy as Americans are provided through the selfless dedication and sacrifice of those who put themselves in harms way, protecting and honoring our past while securing our future. We stand grateful and proud to welcome these men and women back to their homes here in Arizona.”

The 1-158th Infantry “Bushmasters” Battalion consists of three companies who serve our communities, ready to answer our State and our Nation’s call of duty. The Bushmasters became the First Arizona Infantry in 1877, tasked to provide security to the citizens of the territory that would become the State of Arizona in 1912.

For additional information please contact:  Melissa Fousek, City of Prescott at 928-777-1315.