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New Staff: Abigail Faircloth

Abigail Faircloth, 2015
Abigail Faircloth, 2015

By: Austin Britt

With over 60,000 American troops in Afghanistan, many American families spend countless hours, days, and months worrying and waiting for their family member(s) to come home. Abigail Faircloth, a military child, was in for the surprise of a lifetime when her dad finally came home from Afghanistan in 2008.

Faircloth was 11 years old when her dad surprised her with a phone call while she was at a friend’s house for the weekend.

“I had no idea when he would come home at the time,” Faircloth said.

Her dad, at that time, was in his first deployment to Afghanistan for the first time in 2008.

“I was so excited that I started crying and ran home to go and see him,” Faircloth said.

Faircloth had not seen her dad in over a year and was very emotional in the moment.

Faircloth’s dad has had to be deployed two more times and is currently in Afghanistan on his third deployment.

“All you can do when a close family member is in the military overseas is to take it one day at a time,” Faircloth said.

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