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Ft. Campbell Soldiers See Kids' Milestones from Afar

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Ft. Campbell Soldiers See Kids' Milestones from Afar

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Ft. Campbell Soldiers See Kids' Milestones from Afar

Ft. Campbell Soldiers See Kids' Milestones from Afar

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Seniors at Fort Campbell High School near Nashville, Tenn., are preparing to graduate. But as the Iraq war enters its fifth year, some of those students have had a parent deployed overseas for a lot of their time in high school.

Soldiers at Fort Campbell are on their third deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan — missing the milestones of watching their kids grow up.

Jacqueline Fellows reports from member station WPLN.