Spc. Jasmine Williams in uniform
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During her tour of duty in Afghanistan, Jasmine Williams says her unit has been attacked and bombed, but even in the heat of battle, she never stops thinking about her baby daughter.

"All the while, I'm thinking, 'What's my baby doing?'" Jasmine says. "'Am I going to make it home to my daughter? When am I going to pick her up?'"

To add to the stress of war and motherhood, Jasmine is also going through a divorce. When she returns home, she says she'll have to start a new life...but she hopes her sacrifices pay off. "I know that this sacrifice that I'm making now is going to better my daughter's future," she says. "Sometimes, as a mother, you just have to sacrifice and do what you have to do to support your kids."
FROM: American War Heroes: Why Are These Women Now Homeless?
Published on October 13, 2010
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