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Five Family Members on Active Duty

Five Family Members on Active Duty

Posted - Apr. 19, 2004 at 7:42 a.m.



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(Holladay-AP) -- A Utah couple has five reasons to worry about the war in the Middle East. They have three sons already serving in Iraq, a fourth headed to Afghanistan and a son-in-law in Iraq.

Paul and Marilyn Johnson's three sons, 29-year old Caleb, 27-year-old Bill and 25-year-old Nick are all Utah National Guardsmen in the 1457th Engineer Battalion. The unit was scheduled to return to Utah last week but its stay was extended.

Twenty-two-year-old Chris Johnson is a sergeant in the Air National Guard and was recently called up to serve in Afghanistan. And the Johnson's son-in-law 35-year-old Douglas Kinsman is in a Utah National Guard unit stationed in southern Iraq.

The family say they look to prayer for strength but say they're honored to have them do their part.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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