South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s husband received orders from the South Carolina National Guard on Monday and is expected to deploy to Afghanistan in January, a spokesman in her office said.
1st Lieutenant Michael Haley will deploy to Afghanistan, spokesman Rob Godfrey said.
Michael Haley said in a Monday statement that “this deployment is the reason I joined the National Guard.”
His year-long deployment begins in January. Let’s keep First Lieutenant Haley, Governor Haley, and their two children (daughter Rena, who is 14 years old, and son Nalin, who’s ten) in our prayers.
Michael Haley said he looked forward to serving but not to being away from his family for a year.
“But in the end, I can’t help but to think giving one year along with my fellow soldiers, as many have done before me, to secure a life of freedom for my family is well worth all that comes with it,” he said.
As you know, Gov. Haley is frequently mentioned by politicos as a possible Vice Presidential pick for Gov. Romney, but she says she’s not interested.
“The people of South Carolina took a huge chance on me and it’s my job to finish what I started,” she told The Detroit News. “I would not accept.”
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