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The sacrifice of America’s smallest soldiers

Written By | Jun 3, 2015

Three-year-old Cooper Waldvogel has been a very patient young man. While his parents have both been serving, first one then the other, Cooper has grown up without both of his parents.

Cooper’s father, Adam, a member of the National Guard was in Afghanistan while mom Kathryn stayed home. When Adam returned, Kathryn shipped out.

That means that Adam and Kathryn had not been living in the same home for the past 19 months; that means that little Cooper hasn’t had both of his parents together for over one-third of his life.

The video went viral. And for good reason.




Thank you to the men, women and children who sacrifice so much for so many.

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Jacquie Kubin

Jacquie Kubin

Jacquie Kubin is an award-winning writer and wanderer. She turns her thoughts to an eclectic mix of stories - from politics to sports. Restless by nature and anxious to experience new things, both in the real world and online, Jacquie mostly shares travel and culinary highlights, introduces readers to the chefs and creative people she meets and shares the tips, life and travel information people want to read.