Soldiers Say Farewell to Loved Ones

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Spc. John Rose shares a moment with his daughter, MaKenzie, before he and fellow members of the 320th Military Police Company, 290th Military Police Brigade, leave Max R. Stover Army Reserve Center in St. Petersburg, Fla., to head for Fort Bliss, Texas, Oct. 22, 2012. The soldiers will train at Fort Bliss before deploying to Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert M. Swanson, left, looks back at his wife, Eliana, after saying goodbye as Army Staff Sgt. Michael A. Martinez hugs his own wife before a final farewell formation at Max R. Stover Army Reserve Center in St. Petersburg, Fla., Oct. 22, 2012.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood
  • Army Spc. Darius Radmanesh kisses his wife, Kelsey, goodbye as his bloodhound, Benelli, watches minutes before a final farewell formation at Max R. Stover Army Reserve Center in St. Petersburg, Fla., Oct. 22, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood
  • Army Spc. Donald Starcher hugs his wife, Stephanie, and son, Rick, before a final farewell formation at Max R. Stover Army Reserve Center in St. Petersburg, Fla., Oct. 22, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood
  • Army Capt. Douglas Worstell salutes 1st Sgt. Sammie L. McCall during the company's final formation at the Max R.  Stover Army Reserve Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. Worstell and fellow members of the 320th Military Police Company, 290th Military Police Brigade, are departing for Fort Bliss, Texas, where they will train for deployment to Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood