On Thursday, I had the opportunity to visit the U.S Army Reserve’s 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command Headquarters in Coraopolis. While I was there, I met with military families and representatives from the surrounding local military units. We discussed the challenges that the spouses, children, and family members of our soldiers face every day.
Kathy Kling, PA Chapter President of Blue Star Families, shared her personal experienced of being a military spouse for the last seven years. I was extremely moved when she told the story of the pain that her 4 year old daughter felt when her husband was deployed. Even though, there are difficulties with being a military spouse, she showed her pride for her husband and his service to our country. I was truly moved by the stories and the untold heroism of these families. I know that behind every good soldier is a strong support system that deserves our honor, support, and thanks for their sacrifice.