US Marine Father And Army Son Brought Together
Sometimes serving as patriots and US Military Servicemembers take different members of families away from home, but in a recent situation a father and son members of the US Military, both serving in the War on Terror were able to be reunited in Iraq.
US Marine Corps 1st Sergeant Joseph C. Gray serves on active duty with the Marines, acting as Sergeant of a Marine Platoon stationed in Iraq, and his son is a Systems information specialist with the US Army.
US Army Sergeant Shane White is 22 years old, and has been a member of the US Army for three years. It is the first time in more than 12 months that they have been able to see each other.
Sgt. Gray has been in the Marine Corps for more than 18 years, and both he and his wife have been very proud of their son Shane. Shane works with computers, and he has served with the
US Army Information Systems Technology area in Iraq for over the last year.
In his specialty with the US Army Shane does not deal with weapons as a rule, especially tanks and large caliber weapons. The window of opportunity for being able to see his father was narrow, but it was set up by members of both of their units.
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Shane had about 4 hours, then an additional four hours the next day to spend with his father. They toured Sgt. Gray?s unit, and Shane was even able to fire a round from Sgt. Gray?s tank.