Naugatuck soldier coming home


U. S. Army National Guard Sgt. Gerard J. Boffen is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to Iraq serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn.

Boffen, a 2003 graduate of Naugatuck High School, will return to Joint Base Dix-McGuire-Lakehurst, N.J. before returning to his regularly assigned unit.

Boffen, a public affairs specialist with eight years of military service, is regularly assigned to the 130th Public Affairs Detachment, based out of Hartford.

He is the son of Gerard J. Boffen and Marian C. Boffen of Naugatuck.