"Because of the first deployment, my husband missed the pregnancy, birth and the first eight weeks of our son's life," she said. "And because of the second deployment, my husband has been in our son's first year of life for a total of 10 weeks."
"Only a few weeks before that, we were told we were not going to deploy early. [I felt] shock, hurt, indescribable emotions," Mrs. Bennett, a tax preparer, told The Washington Times. "Disbelief and anger."