2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry mobilization ceremony
"I am stressed and sad just thinking about it. It's his first deployment," said Macey Parson, who holds her daughter Cadence, 3, as her husband solider Caleb Parson, right, turns to hug their other two children at the conclusion of the 2nd Battalion,130th Infantry mobilization ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at the Banterra Center in Carbondale, Illinois. Parson is stationed at, Litchfield. The Illinois Army National Guard received notice that approximately 400 soldiers with the 2nd battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment headquartered in Marion, with companies in West Frankfort, Effingham, Litchfield and Mt. Vernon, will deploy for a tour in Afghanistan.