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Eagle Base, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 6, 2002: Sgt. Michelle Flores writes letters often to her son, Emilio. At 14 months, the boy is too young to read them, but someday he’ll know his mother was thinking of him while she was deployed to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Happy Mothers’ Day to all military moms and a bit of extra love to those deployed and away from their children this Mothers’ Day — as Sgt. Flores was back in 2002. Read how the sergeant, and other moms deployed at Eagle Base dealt with the separation here.

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