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Another deployment

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at 6:45 PM

We planned a small family vacation to surprise my baby brother for his 40th birthday. We had not yet been down to see him in Kansas since he had transferred there from Ft. Hood, Tx. Except for 2 years, he has been in the Army since he graduated from high school. He has done at least 2 deployments, maybe 3 to Iraq. Just days before we were to go to Kansas and after he had received news that he was being promoted, he was told that he would be deploying yet again but this time to Afghanistan. Our family vacation just took on a whole new meaning. So we went and played, ate, laughed, ate, laid around, ate some more and made some memories. I treasure that time.

Tomorrow, August 15 he leaves again to defend our freedom on foreign soil. Today, I don't care what side of the political landscape you stand on, I hate this war at this moment. I love my brother. He is my hero and I pray that angels watch over him and keep him safe until he is here at home again.


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It's pretty sad that our troops have to do so many tours over there. I don't think it's a good time to build up the military either. Solution: Get the heck out of there.

-- Posted by Lee51 on Fri, Aug 17, 2012, at 5:15 PM

http://news.yahoo.com/afghan-policeman-k...

Time to get them all out. Maybe we should drop a bomb on the whole country.

-- Posted by Leah Cauthron on Sun, Aug 19, 2012, at 9:59 PM

Did you seriously just say that?? To hell with the innocent citizens and children, is that your thinking?

-- Posted by jjleighton on Wed, Aug 22, 2012, at 8:31 AM

I did. Sorry, it was the same day that another Afghan police officer turned his weapon on our troops who are there trying to help them. Just sick of our men dying to save a people who don't want to be saved. Either go with full force, fully armed with a mission to institute a democratic government or stay home.

-- Posted by Leah Cauthron on Wed, Aug 22, 2012, at 9:15 AM


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My name is Leah Cauthron. I was born and raised on a farm near Cushing, Iowa. My parents still live there. I am a conservative Catholic. I have been married to Randy for 22 years and we have six children. I received my degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Wyoming College and as a mother of six and a daycare mom, I have used probable cause, reasonable doubt, search and seizure, Miranda rights, submission, arrest and interrogation technique as a part of my daily life. I can also shoot a .357 magnum with deadly accuracy. I have lots of opinions on lots of things. I am not an expert on anything but I read a lot and will gladly share that information if I find it accurate. I have a sarcastic nature and for the most part I have pretty thick skin and most things don't bother me for long. I don't like mudslinging or name calling so keep negativity of the personal nature to yourself. Enjoy and welcome to my opinion.
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