Saturday, July 31, 2010

How Military Wives Cope

Military Wives Fear The Dreaded Knock

July 30, 2010 CBS News' Terry McCarthy on How Military Wives Cope With the Fear of Bad News

As part of our continuing coverage of "Afghanistan: the Road Ahead," CBS News correspondent Terry McCarthy follows the Third Battalion, First Marines at home, and abroad in Afghanistan.

In war, there are two fronts - one where troops face the enemy in battle. And one where their loved ones wait, and worry that they'll receive the worst kind of news.

On May 11 - a roadside bomb killed Marine Sergeant Kenneth May and Corporal Jeffrey Johnson in Garmsir, southern Afghanistan.

Half a day later and halfway around the world in Southern California, May's wife Krystal got a knock on the door.

"I looked through the peephole and saw the Marine," she said, "and immediately I knew that my husband was dead." Continued

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