Watching Your Child Go Off To War

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Read David Freed's Los Angeles Times op-ed "When A Son Heads Off to War."

With pride and sadness, writer David Freed watched his son Robert go off to the war in Afghanistan. In a piece in the Los Angeles Times, Freed suggests that politicians who vote or make orders to deploy service members don't understand the full extent of what it means to have a loved one serve.

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