Today is a milestone of sorts for "My Father's Voice". It's our 200th post. MFV began almost two years ago after I penned a letter to the editor of the Des Moines Register concerning the deployment of our son, Kristopher, to Afghanistan. It seems like 20 years ago rather than two. So much has happened, yet it some respects, some things have stayed the same. We're still sending troops into harm's way and the Middle East appears to be as volatile as ever. For that reason, I'm going to repost my first writing about the deployment process. No doubt there is some family about to face the same issues ours did. Perhaps the words I pass along will help those AND will also enable others to see what living in the military world is all about.
DEPLOYMENT AND 96 TEARS