April 19, 2009 4:08 PM

With Mom in Iraq, grandparents win their own badge of courage

When she talks to her mother, who's Iraq with the Washington state National Guard, 6-year-old Emma Tackett has one message that's loud and clear. “When are you coming back?” she asks her mom. It’s a question that grandparents, too, must grapple with as they bear a double burden in a time of war.

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