Family bond gets Veteran Airman through PTSD

Retired 131st Bomb Wing Senior Master Sgt. Bob Weber credits his wife, Thomasine Weber, for providing social resiliency support to help him recover from injuries and following the loss of a fellow Missouri Guard member to an improvised explosive device during a deployment to Afghanistan. Weber was selected to lead five Air National Guard Airmen and 58 Missouri Army National Guard Soldiers as convoy escorts to ADT-IV in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. A goat and sheep farmer and a member of the Missouri National Guard, Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert W. Pharris went to Afghanistan with Missouri’s Agri-Business Development Team-IV (ADT-IV) in 2010 to encourage agriculture infrastructure development in the war-torn country, and was killed in action by a roadside bomb Jan. 5, 2011. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Halley Burgess)

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