Thursday, November 26, 2009
This will be the first Thanksgiving in four years that Beth Nelson has spent with her son, Tyler.
Tyler Nelson, 25, has spent the past three Thanksgivings overseas.
Three years ago he was stationed at an Army base in Vicenza, Italy preparing for deployment to Afghanistan with the 173rd Airborne.
The next year, he was in Afghanistan, where he awoke to the sound of mortar blasts, he would tell his mother during a Thanksgiving Day chat."
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