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Mendoza Heads to Afghanistan to Visit Troops

A few weeks ago, Olympic softball player Jessica Mendoza, told her husband that she was one of five Olympians who had been asked to go on a goodwill trip to visit U.S. servicemen stationed in Afghanistan.
It was an honor just to be asked.

He knew that. And he also knows his wife well enough to know there was no way she’d turn it down.

But it’s different when it’s your wife.

And you’ve just bought a new house in Moorpark together, and, frankly, when it’s a war zone she’s going to, in a Blackhawk helicopter.

“One of the things I love about her is that she’s so willing to give and not get anything back. But this is completely different,” Burks said. “It’s definitely an honorable thing. And I’m proud of her and the other four Olympians for doing it. But it’s scary.”

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Posted on: December 24, 2007
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