Husband and Wife Head to War
By: Lauren Keith
Farmington, MO -- In just a matter of days, 119 area men and women will go from living their everyday, normal lives to living as soldiers in combat.
Members of the Farmington-based army reserve unit will answer the call to duty next week, heading first to
Peggy and Paul Bijonowski are husband and wife, and they’re now headed to war. "It's great to have him here, somebody I can talk to," says Peggy.
When she first learned of her upcoming tour, her husband, Paul, immediately said he was going, too! "I was planning on going back anyways, and then this all fell in line with what we're doing," says Paul.
Paul has already fought a full year in
Peggy claims she just may have a slight advantage over the other soldiers. For the last two months, she's heard firsthand, from her husband, what war will be like and what to possibly expect. “I'm ready as I'll ever be. It's a mindset," says Peggy.