Whenever service member deploy to go overseas, especially to fight in a war, they leave family members and loved ones back home to remember them, pray for them, worry about them, and anxiously await their safe return home. But saying goodbye is never easy, and the dangers and uncertainty of war make it all the worse.
These amazing photographs, which range from World War I through today, show all the emotion in that final goodbye as troops ship out to deploy overseas.
Can you imagine what these men and women must be thinking and feeling during these moments?
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Jacob H. is an award-winning journalist and photojournalist who currently resides is West Michigan with his wife. In his spare time, Jacob enjoys writing, photography, mountain climbing, and camping.