When Going Home Means Saying Goodbye

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Louisa Gehring
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In this post, I tell the tale of two of my dearest friends, who are both active duty U.S. Marines. Mere weeks after their were married, one deployed. Weeks before he was scheduled to return back to the U.S., the other deployed. Throughout their first year of marriage, the only time they saw each other was during a 10-day window in Afghanistan, where the most dangerous part of the world became their setting to start a marriage together. Thus, when the first Marine's deployment came to an end, going home meant saying goodbye to the one he loves most.