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-- are -- three minutes after the hour there are 66000.
US troops currently serving in Afghanistan.
Another war is technically drawing to a close military families across America are still seeing their loved ones deployed to war.
Our very own John Scott co anchor happening now is a member.
The military family for sure his son Joshua.
Left for Afghanistan.
Now he's part of -- big red one that's right big red one -- go baby conceived again you've seen it just feels familiar material -- -- to house now program.
He wrote a really touching.
Account of senior son both at West Point.
Seeing that the time that your son was serving there is no different moods but -- also wanted to come out right at the top of the peace and emphasize look.
That you -- my son isn't any more important than any other son or daughter going off to war right and and that's the point I mean I'm I'm happy to have this platform to you know mention to folks that people are still deploying -- mean as you said we've still got 70000 almost troops over in Afghanistan right now and then of course -- -- troops in South Korea and Germany and other places and only about 1% of the American public.
Have someone actually serving these days and you know liberal Occupy Wall Street 1% was such events was that your let's pay attention to 1% that really -- -- when you were talking about I think it was fast and talk about West Point.
Your thoughts on that you -- he sought to different moods at the graduation ceremony describe.
I actually had at the deployment ceremony development deployment ceremony when -- some laughter I mean that the soldiers seem to be actually pretty pumped up I mean they've trained for this this is what they do.
They're going over to Afghanistan wanted to do the jobs of the work that they are trained for and it.
You know by and large most of -- scenes.
-- to do it my -- actually said he was excited about it but a lot of family handling -- you know I got a I got an email from another West Point graduate along undergraduate.
Who said it's tougher on the families and it really I think it is I mean.
My gosh this is this is Josh -- this is your first Baltimore gas and this from a third.
Third person met Alex is that you don't you are and handsome boy you -- -- -- -- to see that look when that was the day we dropped him off the West Point and that was actually harder for me then then watching him deployed I don't know why.
Because West Point you know what's it that's a -- six years ago.
Six years -- talk about I'm curious -- -- sort of the camaraderie among the military families who you talk about that 1% -- for those who don't have a son or daughter going off to war what is it like for you to communicate with other families and had that experience.
-- you know we all shared in common but the good thing I guess for me was that.
Was that this is my son I mean if he were married and had you know -- wife and kids that he was leaving behind I can't imagine what that would felt like right now he's single and you know he's he's ready to go over there and do the job but.
And I think you know I do.
-- share some commonality with the with the other families who have seen their soldiers deployed or you know Marines airmen sailors and so -- But.
You know I never served so I don't really even know kind of what my son was going through he throws these army Ling goes in Ireland acronyms around that I -- -- ideally -- -- -- yourself proud of them I am.
I am -- -- on -- -- thank you think about the next nine months apparent now.
Every John's great piece online as well thanks John great to see Fox News -- comments under the -- -- opinion that.
Great thanks John.
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