Members of the Wisconsin National Guard who were in Florida to help victims of Hurricane Irma are back home.
About 650 troops spent about a week there, including some from the Appleton-based 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry.
Capt. Joe Trovato says they were working in the Miami-Dade area, in Broward County. He says the majority flew home over the weekend, and the rest drove back to Wisconsin in a convoy.
Trovato says some of the troops went door-to-door, handing out food and water, and checking on people. He says others were involved with traffic control and security, so people could move in and out of impacted areas.
(Pictured: Pfc. Said Mahamed and Pfc. Leng Yang, infantryman with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry, 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team distribute food and aid to citizens of Century Village in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Sept. 14 to help those affected by Hurricane Irma. Photo courtesy Wisconsin National Guard.)