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A family says good-bye to their soldier

August 26, 2007

Lee County -- A South Georgia family gets together to say a temporary good-bye to a soldier who will deploy over seas soon.

Twenty-three year-old Troy Peters is part of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion.

This will be his first deployment to fight the war against terror. He'll be leaving a young son and a pregnant wife behind.

A hard task, but one he says is willing and ready to do. "It's extremely hard knowing what I have to go do, but its an honor to go over there and do what's right, said Peters.

"It's pretty hard to know that I will have to do it alone for a little while, but there are millions of other wives who have done it alone plenty of times. I am not the first and I won't be the last. I am just proud of him for going," said Sabrina Peters.

Thirty of his friends and family attended to say good-bye. Signs and t-shirts were made and worn in his honor.

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