Friday, September 08, 2006

American Soldiers and Skype

28 members of the 20th Combat Aviation Brigade of the Missouri National Guard are leaving for a mission in Iraq soon.
Amongst them is Javier Acosta. He and his wife Shelly have seven children, and a 5-month-old granddaughter.

"I'm proud of him," Mrs. Acosta of her husband. She has "trepidations of what they're facing. ... But I know they'll do a good job, and they'll come home."

Her husband is concerned his granddaughter won't know him when he returns, Mrs. Acosta said.

The family will use Skype to communicate with 1st Sgt. Acosta.

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