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US troops currently serving in Afghanistan.
And -- the 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 who go baby conceived so they can beat him and I still selling your material your way to house now program -- wrote -- really touching.
Account of senior son both at West Point.
Seeing that the time that your son was serving -- all 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 I mean as you said we've still got 70000 almost troops over in Afghanistan right now and then of course -- -- troops in South Korea.
Germany and other places and only about 1% of the American public.
American families 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% really -- -- when you were talking about I think -- was -- -- -- about West Point.
Your thoughts on that you -- he sought to different moods at the graduation ceremony describe.
Well -- I actually at at the deployment ceremony developments deployment ceremony when my son left 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 Afghanistan's -- to do the jobs of the work that they are trained for and it.
You know by and large most of -- scenes.
-- to do -- 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 long ago graduate.
Who said it's tougher on the families and it really I think it is I mean it.
My gosh this is this is Josh -- this is your first born gas X and this from a third.
Third person met -- is there anything you are and handsome boy you saying that -- -- got 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 deploy I don't know why.
Because West Point you know it's it.
That's a -- six years ago.
Six years -- talk about I'm curious that this 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 -- 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.
The shares some commonality with the with the other families who have seen their soldiers -- or you know Marines airmen sailors and so -- But I.
You know I never served so I don't really even know kind of what my son is going through he throws these army Ling goes in Ireland acronyms around that I -- -- ideally -- -- -- yourself proud of them I am.
I am got speeds yeah thank you think about the next nine months apparent now.
Every John's great piece online as well thanks John great to see foxnews.com it's under the I -- opinion.
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