Military wife, mom worries troops are now being forgotten

With Veteran’s Day approaching, a Southfield military wife and mother said she’s worried our current veterans are being forgotten.

“The World Series is nice and all but I wish our troops would get a little more recognition,” said Cynthia Hawk, whose husband is the commander and son is a member of the 182nd Field Artillery, a Michigan National Guard Unit based in Detroit.

She was especially concerned by what she termed low public and governmental turnout during her husband’s deployment ceremony last week.

While military personnel were there, Hawk said she was disappointed by the lack of community support.

“I know they might have been waiting for the whole unit to be deployed, but there was no one there from the governor’s office, no one there from the newspapers,” Hawk said.

Capt. Demean McDowell, her husband of less than a month, was sent to Fort Dix, N.J., last week with a group of 25 key unit leaders, for eventual deployment in Iraq.

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