Twin Brothers Prepare For Deployment To Afghanistan

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Two twin brothers, both members of the Ohio National Guard, have been called to serve their country.

On September 11, Sgt. Joshua Reissig and Spc. Jacob Reissig will deploy to Afghanistan, 10TV's Kevin Landers reported on Saturday.

Joshua Reissig has been preparing to say goodbye to his newborn son, Gabriel, who is only a week old.

"I just want to make sure my son recognizes his daddy's voice so we got recordable books," said Whitney Reissig, Joshua's wife.

Jacob Reissig also has a wife who he will leave behind.

The original plan did not have both brothers leaving at the same time, but things changed when someone in the unit could not be deployed. While it was not exactly what the family wanted, the twins believe it will help both of them if they face danger.

"We've always looked out for each other, so might as well look after each other at war," Joshua Reissig said.

Their unit, the 684th Medical Battalion, was honored in Westerville over the weekend.   Each member received a flag and a pole as a show of gratitude for their service.

The event was organized by the Field of Heroes Committee, from the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club.

Joshua Reissig's wife said she knows that other military families will have to look to each other for support while their loved ones are away.

"I just can't wait till you're home and I thank you so much for everything you do and thank you to all the men and women who allow us to have days like today," Whitney Reissig said.

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