Mother's Day in Iraq
Mother's Day has a special poignancy for our women in uniform stationed overseas. The holiday is both a celebration of the joys and duties of parenthood, and a reminder of the sacrifices made by our military families.
Maj. Shelley Hermes, Sgt. 1st Class Angela Amundson and Capt. Dayna Joyner of the Minnesota National Guard, members of the 34th "Red Bull" Infantry Division, are spending this Mother's Day in Basra, Iraq.
Maj. Hermes is on her second deployment, the first being in Baghdad in 2004-05. She said that conditions in the country have improved since her first tour, and their current focus is establishing conditions for handing over the security mission to the Iraqi armed forces. She has 3 children back in Minnesota: Andrew, 9; Nicholas, 6; and Carlie, 1. Read More >
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