To The Editor:

Thank you to The Missourian for printing the story on my husband, SFC Charles Wickes, in the June 6 edition.

I would like this opportunity to say thank you to my friends, family and neighbors who continue to support our family when Chuck is supporting our state and country.

This month he celebrates 19 years of military service. The first years were fairly uneventful, but since 2003 he has been called up for Iraq twice, but deployed only once.

He provided flood duty multiple times, supported law enforcement during snow storms, gone south for hurricane relief, built roads for border patrol and is now in Central America building a medical clinic.

I have seen my husband grow as a husband, a father, a soldier and now as a leader in those 19 years. Although there are days when the girls and I miss him, we are very proud to be a military family.

Thank you for always making the military members in our community an important part of the news.