"In November, Patti Correa's military world flipped upside down.
After 22 years in the Army, her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Ed Correa, hung up his uniform and retired.
That alone was a lot to swallow, she said. Soldiers spend their careers completely immersed in the military culture, part of something they believe is greater than themselves and swearing to do whatever dangerous mission that's ordered."
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