Sunday, April 22, 2007

Perspective: America's forgotten war

Left: John C. Griffith. Above: A U.S. outpost in Afghanistan

LAS VEGAS - Months after her husband was killed in Afghanistan, Christa Griffith was at an Army Post Exchange, thumbing through T-shirts, looking for gifts for their three children.

"There were a lot of 'My Daddy is a brave soldier in Iraq' shirts but nothing regarding the war in Afghanistan," the 33-year-old Henderson, Nev., resident said.

Even more hurtful: She was shopping at Fort Drum Army Base in New York - the base from which her husband, Sgt. John Griffith, was deployed to Afghanistan.

The hurtful slights don't stop there.

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