(CNN)Kathleen Rodgers remembers when her 22-year-old son called to tell her he’d enlisted in the Army. Then a junior in college in Texas, he was kind, but firm.
“Mom, I’m 22. I can make decisions for myself,” he told her.
By the time he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014, there was nothing that would have stopped him from wanting to go to war. One of his roommates in officer candidate school had gone, and been killed in action…..
…On Thursday, Rodgers was trying to gather her thoughts and emotions after President Barack Obama announced that the plan to bring all troops home had changed and troops would remain in the country past a previously set deadline….