You absolutely have to watch this video about a Fort Drum soldier’s deployment to Afghanistan and its effect on his extended family.
Really incredible work by New York Times reporter Jim Dao, photojournalist Damon Winter and their crew. And very brave of the Eisch family to allow the journalist into their lives.
Together, they tell a story that’s playing out thousands of times every day in post-9-11 America. These deployments are one of the great stories of our era, and their effects will be felt for decades to come.
As 2010 comes to an end, I give thanks to these families who have sacrificed so much, and will continue to do so.