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Hawaii troops video chat with family

Faye Eleazar Faye Eleazar
Carrie Kato Carrie Kato

By Tracy Gladden - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Spouses and families of deployed service members in Kuwait give holiday greetings to loved ones with the help of video chatting technology. For some it's their first time seeing their soldier since the deployment.

"Just to see him, I don't know, I was speechless," said Faye Eleazar. "The traditions that my family and I normally go through every year during the holidays, it's different because my husband is not here."

"This is actually his first Christmas not here," said Carrie Kato. Her husband is in quarantine with the flu. "It was great to listen to all the families get their greetings."

They share holiday greetings, tears, and laughter. They even share some big news.

"Expect two bundles of joy when you come home because both your son and your daughter are expecting," one spouse told her husband.

Emotions fill Gov. Linda Lingle's (R-Hawaii) office as the troops sing "Silent Night."

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