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Keeping the home fires burning

Spouses keep families going during deployment

March 14, 2010
By AMBER ZIEGLER Tribune Chronicle correspondent

With his wife traveling quite a bit for her duties as a reservist with the 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna, Bill Davis of Boardman got used to her sometimes being absent for the weekend or for up to two weeks at a time. So when Senior Master Sgt. Loretta Davis deployed to Iraq in January of 2008, he felt somewhat prepared for the months ahead. Even so, there were parts of suddenly being solely responsible for two kids, ages 5 and 12, and a new home that Bill Davis hadn't expected.



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