a soldier's mother speaks

James, Helen
January 2005
Mothering;Jan/Feb2005, Issue 128, p37
This article presents experience of a soldier's mother. The solider mother's 22-year-old son has just come back from active duty in Afghanistan, but she's still worried. According to her, he tells everyone that he wants to get on with his life and leave the war behind him, but he's always tense. Her son joined right out of high school, just before terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, because he wanted to serve. Then here comes the government with their big army vans, free pizza, a climbing wall etc. He could legally be called back to duty anytime in the next three years, and he doesn't know what he'll do if that happens. Now the mother worries, but not only about her son's emotional health and that he might get called back the war.


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