December 8, 2012 - Sgt. Marilyn Gonzalez and her daughter, Spc. Jessica Pedraza, served together in Kuwait and Iraq from January until December of 2010. But they weren't both supposed to go then.
They were in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, in the same company.
In 2010, Gonzalez was ordered to deploy to Iraq, but her daughter was not. Pedraza decided to put college on hold and changed her job in the military so that she would be sent to war with her mom. The unit didn't need supply specialists, but it did need a truck driver.
"When you told me that you wanted to deploy, I was so angry," Gonzalez, now 44, tells her daughter.
But Pedraza, now 22, says she couldn't stay home worrying. read more>>>