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Social Media Connects Family with Deployed Soldier

Kembra Mathis discovered she was pregnant just as her husband, Jason, was being deployed to Afghanistan.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Social media connects family and friends near and far, especially for our servicemen and women. For one family, Facebook was their lifeline.

Kembra Mathis discovered she was pregnant just as her husband, Jason, was being deployed to Afghanistan.

So she turned to Facebook, sending pictures to Jason so he could see the birth of their son, Tucker, and even his first smile.

"The thing is, the timing was so rough, you know, being 9 hours apart you couldn't guarantee the other person would be there," Mathis says. "So for us, social media was the only way we had to communicate in real time."

The Mathis family says phone calls and letters are great, but pictures say more than a thousand words.
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