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Casualties of war adding up

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You might remember that shortly after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, my son Justin was deployed to Afghanistan with the 75th Ranger Regiment.

Following that tour, he was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division, which he joined in time for the start of the war in Iraq. He managed to survive relatively intact during both tours and is now attending college in Corpus Christi, Texas.

I thought that when he returned home, my “close” connection to the war was done.

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