Pre-Deployment Valentine

By PFC Elisebet FreeburgFebruary 16, 2009

Staff Sgt. Richard Abrue and Staff Sgt. Gabriela Abrue, spouses and fellow soldiers of the 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command, exchange cards on Valentine's Day before their temporary separation. Gabriela, a noncommissioned officer in support operations, left Feb. 14 with the advance party of the 143d ESC, which has been dispatched to Afghanistan to support the buildup there. Richard, an nco in the intelligence section, is scheduled to leave with the main body later this month. The couple has been married for six years and have two children, Leah-5 and Macho-4, who will live with close family members in Australia, while their parents are gone. Richard said that working in the same unit with his wife is "great for support."
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Richard Abrue and Staff Sgt. Gabriela Abrue, spouses and fellow soldiers of the 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command, exchange cards on Valentine's Day before their temporary separation. Gabriela, a noncommissioned officer in support operations, left Feb. 14 with the advance party of the 143d ESC, which has been dispatched to Afghanistan to support the buildup there. Richard, an nco in the intelligence section, is scheduled to leave with the main body later this month. The couple has been married for six years and have two children, Leah-5 and Macho-4, who will live with close family members in Australia, while their parents are gone. Richard said that working in the same unit with his wife is "great for support." (Photo Credit: Pfc. Elisebet Freeburg) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Richard Abrue and Staff Sgt. Gabriela Abrue, spouses and fellow soldiers of the 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command, exchange cards on Valentine’s Day before their temporary separation. 
Gabriela, a noncommissioned officer in support operations, left Feb. 14 with the advance party of the 143d ESC, which has been dispatched to Afghanistan to support the buildup there. Richard, an NCO in the intelligence section, is scheduled to leave with the main body later this month.
The couple has been married for six years and have two children, Leah—5 and Macho—4, who will live with close family members in Australia, while their parents are gone. Richard said that working in the same unit with his wife is “great for support.”
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Richard Abrue and Staff Sgt. Gabriela Abrue, spouses and fellow soldiers of the 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command, exchange cards on Valentine’s Day before their temporary separation. Gabriela, a noncommissioned officer in support operations, left Feb. 14 with the advance party of the 143d ESC, which has been dispatched to Afghanistan to support the buildup there. Richard, an NCO in the intelligence section, is scheduled to leave with the main body later this month. The couple has been married for six years and have two children, Leah—5 and Macho—4, who will live with close family members in Australia, while their parents are gone. Richard said that working in the same unit with his wife is “great for support.” (Photo Credit: Pfc. Elisebet Freeburg) VIEW ORIGINAL