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Photo by Sara Hacking Melony Butler of Deer Creek is a military wife and mother who has experienced the deployments of her husband and two sons since late 2004. She has assembled a collection of patriotic memorabilia in her home including photos of her sons in uniform.

Family service: Adjusting to deployments just part of life for Deer Creek clan

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Melony Butler didn't say goodbye when her husband deployed to Iraq in 2004. She didn't say goodbye when two of her sons deployed either.


"None of us are good at goodbyes," she said. "We say, 'we'll see you later.'"

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