Local soldier deployed overseas
From staff reports
Army Pfc. Meciala T. Haggins has been mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom. The soldier is a member of the 2101st Transportation Company, Demopolis.
The soldiers are normally activated from Army Reserve or Army National Guard units from throughout the U.S. They go through a series of in-processing procedures and training classes that prepare them for skills and situations they may face in their deployed environment. Haggins is a motor transport operator and has served in the military for two years.
She is the daughter of Christina Haggins of Montevallo and the granddaughter of Flo Ware of Jemison. The private first class is a 2007 graduate of Jemison High School.