I am 74 year old and a widow of 5 years. My husband was Willard, a criminal investigator in the Army, serving in Korea, three trips to Vietnam, Germany, Japan, and CONUS He was a JROTC instructor for 18 years at Benton High School, Benton Arkansas. I grew up in Bauxite Arkansas, a mining town, much like a military base. With retirement it took me many years to adjust to civilian life. My family loves to cook and eat. I can remeber dates by where we lived in the world in that decade. My memories are presious and I have recorded many of them for my family.
I'll be telling my age by saying my husband was deployed to VietNam while we were married, so I know a little bit about what you are going through. We didn't have computer's at that time, so ce could only communicate by snail-mail. Sometimes a letter would take as long as three weeks to arrive. One Sunday morning, the headlines in our local paper claimed my husband's camp had been bombed. I didn't hear from him for over two weeks after that, and I was a '"basket case" by the time I heard he was OK. We were divorced three years after he came back to the States. Anyway, hope being an ex-army wife qualifies me to join this group. Best wishes to ya'll, and please thank your husband's for me, for their service to our country!