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Cpl. Antonio Tellez, an administrative clerk with Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, holds his 3-month-old son before departing Marine Corps Base Hawaii on a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, April 25, 2011. Over the course of the week, approximately 550 Marine and sailors from 1/12 departed Hawaii to replace 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. Unlike their last two deployments — supporting Task Forces Military Police in Iraq — 1/12 will revert back to its primary mission and provide artillery fire support to 2nd Marine Division (Forward) during ongoing counterinsurgency operations in the province.

I know the 15th anniversary of 9/11 was not too long ago but I thought this post by a Army wife was very insightful.  It’s worth the read: About what 9/11 means to a veteran’s family.  It was very moving for me to read this to think about what the wives of servicemembers were going through in the last decade and a half of wars and semi-wars.  I can’t imagine what this lady and her family went through.  I think reading this should make all of us appreciate a little more what the families of military service members go through.

(HT)

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