Japan Quake Delaying Return Of Vt. Guardsmen

03/11/11 12:02PM

A Vermont National Guard official says the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan is going to delay the return to the state of 30 Air National Guard members from South Korea.

Lt. Col. Lloyd Goodrow says all Vermont guard personnel in Korea and others who had stopped in Hawaii on their way home are safe.

But the airplane that had been expected to bring the 30 airmen back to the state on Saturday has been delayed. Goodrow says those airmen are now expected back early next week.

About 200 Vermont Air Guard personnel and six F-16 fighter aircraft spent two months in Korea.

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