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02/12/03 - Grand Saline

On The Home Front

"He's a real fine gentlemen," Kelly Miller says of his son. "I hope we can take care of business and get back home." Miller hopes his son, Marine cpr. Daniel Miller will make his way back to Grand Saline soon. Daniel has been stationed in Kuwait for several weeks now. A long time for Grandma Miller, "I feel terrible," she says. "This is my heart and I wish we could not have war." But she knows it's inevitable and Daniel has been preparing for a long time. "Since he was 4 years old he's wanted to be G.I. Joe," Grandma tells. But now, her "G.I. Joe" is a 21 year old man. A specialty sniper for the Marines.

"He's always told me that if we went to war he wanted to be there doing his part," says Kelly. "That he wanted to fight for our country on the front lines." And the front lines is where Daniel most likely will be. He's prepared to shoot machine guns from tankers. His fiance, Alicia, may not be ready for that role, "There's no way you can prepare for that," she says. "You just have to take it day by day, just the picture, the letters that's all you can go by."

In the meantime, the Miller's just wait for another call from Kuwait.

This story is part of a series of special reports, called "On The Home Front", focusing on families and their loved ones who could be deployed to war. If you'd like to share your story, just click on the link from kltv.com that reads..."Do you know someone going to the Middle East".

Jennifer Brice, reporting.

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