Veteran, spouse reflect on military life

Posted at 9:20 AM, Nov 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-11 13:35:49-05

As we celebrate Veterans Day, we also celebrate their families, the ones who continued with life at home while their significant others are deployed.

Ed and Marilyn Morgan of Hutto know.

They’ve been married for 59 years, had two children while Ed served in the Army from 1954 to 1974, and then settled in Hutto. The family followed Ed where he served, from places are far away as Alaska and Germany.

“We followed him when we could. It was difficult in many ways, but in other ways, our children look back and now and are really glad they have those travel experiences,” Marilyn said.

She adds the hardest part was when Ed was deployed to Vietnam as part of the Tet Offensive in 1968.

“We just prayed a lot. The kids, we lived in Hutto so, we had a lot of family support. The separations were difficult, but we always knew he was coming home,” Marilyn said. 

Ed says he’s grateful for the life he and his family forged.

“It’s been a good experience, with a son and a daughter and now we have grandchildren and then one great-grandchild. They keep us busy,” Ed said.

Marilyn is thankful as well and also thankful to those serving now.

“I’m getting teary-eyed I like to go to Fort Hood and see all the men and women because I know they’re working hard. They don’t have to be there and they sacrifice, thank you,” Marilyn said.

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