Reflections of a military dad

WSJ: While My Son Serves

Partying at a raucous sendoff. Waking up worried at 3 a.m. Getting a welcome phone call from the Iraqi desert. The families of deployed soldiers live in a world of their own, says Dave Shiflett.


I’m reading more about military parents as our son expresses his interests after high school.


He certainly chose an unusual path: Fewer than 1% of Americans wear the uniform these days. That, in turn, puts families of deployed soldiers in something of a world of their own.


Shiflett’s comments about listening cable news and dealing with folks back home were bonuses of the article. Also David Shiflett’s web site

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