Thursday, October 05, 2006

Bittersweet relief for soldier's mother

Bittersweet relief for soldier's mother
After months of worry, woman welcomes home son who lost leg in Iraq

By RICK CLEMENSON, Staff writer
Thursday, October 5, 2006

TUPPER LAKE -- Joshua Jones wanted to keep his mother, Debbie, informed about his daily routine in Iraq.
He would call her before his tank unit -- the Crazy Horses -- went on 48-hour missions in the field. He never told her the nature of his duties, and she didn't want to know. She'd stay up at night nervously waiting for him to call and say he had safely returned to base.

"Every time you'd hear about an American soldier getting hurt in Iraq, you'd die nine lives wondering if it was yours," his mother said.

In this article: Joshua Jones


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