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11/19/03 - Harmony

Harmony Twins Head Off For Military Duty

   While war in underway, one family in Harmony is counting down the hours before their twin daughters leave for Fort Hood. Michelle and Melissa Potter spent 12 days in their hometown of Harmony helping army recruits educate students about careers in the military.

   Their visit home is a much appreciated pit stop on their way to Fort Hood. Their mother, Brenda Caffey, is just glad to have them home.

   "When they were small I would be concerned, and I would hope they'd get home safe," she says. "It's still the same. But they've got a strong sense of duty and service to our country." 

   The identical twins enlisted in the Army after graduating from Harmony High School last year. Both twins qualified for the Army's Hometown recruitment program. The honor gave them a chance to come and help local recruiters for two weeks.

   "We're not sure what will happened when we get to Fort Hood," says Melissa. "We're not sure whether we'll be together, but we'll be in the same station, if not the same unit. A lot of soldiers don't get to see their families for a while, so I'm glad to get this chance to see mine."

   Melissa and Michelle will have to wait and see if their careers lead them to the Middle East.

   "I just have to do what they tell me to do, it's my job," says Melissa. "I can't pick and choose where I go. They put me where they need me the most."

   Kerri Panchuk, reporting.

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