I've been checking in on Allison Perkins each day.
I worked with Allison at the News & Record, knew of her struggles as her husband was posted to Iraq and back, and learned of her decision to go with him this most recent time. With children in tow, she followed him to Kuwait, so that their family could be a family.
While there, she's become a war correspondent, telling stories from the field that are paired with accounts from "the home front" where families left behind struggle with absence and anxiety.
Allison's not new to the military. She worked for Stars & Stripes in Korea, and can bivouac with the troops or hop a helicopter with the best.
This kind of war reporting, like the classic dispatches of Ernie Pyle, remind us that making war is a retail operation - one soldier at a time.
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