For members of the military serving around the world, being away from home is even harder during the holiday season. Here are messages from few service men and women to their families in Washington state.

Jennifer Goodwin, Osan Air base in South Korea
Has family and friends in Seattle
Full message

Lieutenant Colonel Tarato, Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan
Parents in Seattle
Full message

PFC Mitchell Spencer, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan
Family and friends in Montesano
Full message

Sgt. Jonathan Fitzgerald, Camp Casey Korea
His wife and daughter in Lacey
Full message

Pvt. Nicholas Johnson, Camp Walker Korea
Family in Wenatchee
Full message

Spc. Greg Taflinger, Camp Walker South Korea
Family in Vancouver
Full message

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