Perhaps no other East Texan has more reason to watch the war news that Linda Washington of Marshall.
The mother of four boys, she has two serving in the war and one getting ready to go there.
25 year old Roderick and 24 year old Leonard are both Army sergeants with US forces in Kuwait. 19 year old Alfred, also a sergeant, is at Fort Hood and could be shipped out to the war at any time which creates a world of worry for Washington.
She tries not to watch much war news, because it makes her worry more. She tries to work her fears away as a nurse at Longview regional hospital.
It's every mothers fear that something would happen to one of their children.
For Linda, she now hopes for a quick end to the war and that all three of her soldiers come home safely.