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Twin Brothers to Deploy on 9/11

By: Kevin Landers Email
By: Kevin Landers Email

August 8, 2011 -

SGT. Joshua Reissig is headed to Afghanistan along with his twin brother Jacob.

"Me and my brother are the only Xray techs that are going over so I got to watch out over him somehow," said Jacob.

Joshua will have to say goodbye to his wife and son gabriel who he hardly knows. "He was just born on Monday. He was 7 pounds, 15 ounces and he was 19 inches long," said Joshua

The two brothers will deploy September 11th. Joshua's wife Whitney is doing her best make sure their son remembers his father when he's gone. "I just really want to make sure my son recognizes his voice so we got like recordable books."

Jacob also has a wife he'll have to leave behind. The brothers were not suppose to deploy together, but that all changed when someone in the unit couldn't go.

The decision to deploy together was not what the family wanted, but the twins believe it will help both of them deal with dangers of Afghanistan. "We've always looked out for each other so might as well look after each other at war," said Joshua.

Their unit --the 684th medical battalion was honored in Westerville.
Each member received a flag and a pole as a way to thank them for their service.


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