GILES COUNTY, Va. – Many veterans who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are still around to share their stories.
For one Giles County family, those battle stories come from two different generations.
Marley Campos enlisted in the Marine Corps and was sent right to a war zone in Iraq.
“I remember getting off the plane and it was the hottest I’ve ever felt in my life. It shocked me how hot it was, like sticking your face in an oven,” said Campos.
She described it as busy and dangerous.
“We were getting mortared every day. I was working every single day. I got no days off,” recalled Campos.
Any parent would be worried, but for her father, Victor, it was different because he saw it firsthand.
“We had incomings all the time and we got used to it. You know, it was just part of life being out there and then I found out my daughter was coming over and I said, ‘Oh my God,’ you know, this is crazy,” said Victor.