Brother Soldiers

1 decade 3 years 1 month ago Monday, May 21 2007 May 21, 2007 Monday, May 21, 2007 9:49:21 AM CDT May 21, 2007 in News
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HOLLIDAY (AP) - If Joyce Stahlschmidt's four sons meet again soon, it will likely be in Iraq. Four of the eleven children from the Missouri family are in the military. Daniel is already serving in Iraq. Joshua and Peter will arrive within the next two months, and Samuel is expected to be deployed by December. Joyce Stsahlschmidt tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that as a mother, she hates it, but it's the choice her sons made. The Stahlschmidts were living in St. Charles in 2000 when the family decided to opt for a more simple life in rural Missouri, purchasing a 33-acre farm near Holliday. But farming did not come easy, and the family struggled financially. The brothers also didn't take to country life and, with good jobs hard to come by, began opting for the military.

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