January 9, 2010

Beyond the Rah-Rah (For a Change)

Afghan Deployment Vermont

It’s actually rare to see a media picture of a soldier and his family going to pieces before shipping out.

…Messes with our war denial.

(image: AP Toby Talbot/AP via Charlotte Observer Daily Edit. caption: Pfc. Troy Duprey, left, of White River Junction, Vt., hugs his fiance, Tiffany Knapp, as his mother, Gloria, hugs his brother, Josh, before a deployment ceremony in Essex Junction, Vt., Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. Two hundred more Afghanistan-bound troops from the Vermont National Guard are shipping out. They are members of a special training unit of the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team based in Rutland.)

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