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South Carolina's "First Husband" Deploys

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Columbus, SC (WLTX)-The husband of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is being deployed to Afghanistan for about a year. The Republican governor, along with their two children, fought back tears as they saw him off Thursday.

Michael Haley is a Captain in the South Carolina National Guard.

His unit will work with Afghan farmers to improve farming practices.
They will undergo a month of training in Indiana before heading out.

Governor Haley issued a statement saying, "We are a proud military family who understands the sacrifices any family goes through when a loved one is serving his or her country. "

She also said she will miss her husband and prays for his safe return.

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