Army: 4,000 Ga. troops set to return early from Iraq

FORT STEWART - About 4,000 Fort Stewart soldiers serving in Iraq are expected to wrap up their deployment a month early, meaning most of them should be home in time for the Christmas holidays, the Army said Wednesday.

Maj. Jesse Goldman, a spokesman for Fort Stewart's 4th Brigade Combat Team, said Wednesday the Army is letting the brigade come home sooner because replacement U.S. forces will have already arrived in advance of January elections in Iraq.