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Surviving A Deployment, At Home And Away [9.27.11]

Deacon Holton is a Marine Sergeant who’s logged 10 years with the corps. He’s served lengthy deployments in both Iraq and Afghanistan and, in a way, so has his wife, Julie.They say they’ve figured out how to make long deployments work: communication (sometimes in code) is key. Also on the show: honoring the life of a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and how a song bridged the divide between a soldier and his mom.

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