The Long Haul, Part Two: Soldiers, families settle in
Like so many other families with soldiers in Iraq, the Kriesels lived in a wired world: They often communicated by phone or e-mail – John had his laptop computer with him. But reminders of those at war came home in less comforting ways, too. One day, Elijah, waiting in a gym for Katie, saw a TV news story about a soldier who died in Iraq.
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