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Vermont Guard runs in families

Purinton Family Purinton Family

Burlington, Vermont - January 10, 2010

Both the Army and Air Guard in Vermont have several families or extended families in the service.

One of them is the Purinton family. Lieutenant Colonel Charles Purinton and his daughter, Warrant Officer Caitlin Purinton, will serve together in Afghanistan. His mission will be to minister to the spiritual needs of the Brigade as Chaplain. "I care for the troops and when I have any difficulty, I send it on to God," Purinton told Channel 3.

His daughter, Warrant Officer Caitlin Purinton, said, "It's great that we're going on the same deployment. We were both deployed before but separately, so now we'll be in the same place together, which is a lot more than other families that have members deploying."

Her mother, Barbara Purinton, said, "It's somehow easier that, one, they can watch our for each other and keep me up to date on how they are."

The Vermont National Guard runs in many families. Some have served for multiple generations.

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