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4/29/05-Tyler

Freedom Fighters: Marie Harper

Most service men and women agree that the toughest part of war is being apart from loved ones. In the twenty-five years of Marie and Barry Harper's marriage, they have been together only a third of the time. 

A career Airman, Barry's career has taken him to fight in Desert Storm, Afghanastan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Marie was operated on for cervical cancer February 15th, three days after Barry had to return to Iraq. For an emergency trip to the hospital this month, she had to call on neighbors.

And yet Marie Harper supports her husnband's decision to stay in the Airforce and serve his country. She says she gets by by "praying a lot and walking in faith."

Joan Hallmark, reporting. joanhallmark@kltv.com

 

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