The reunion after months of separation didn’t go exactly as planned
The American Marine, Chris Daugherty, had to leave his young family behind for months at a time for missions. Obviously, he can’t wait to hold his wife and kids once again, but the reunion didn’t go quite as planned…
Months away from home
The American Chris Daugherty is a Marine and therefore has to set sail for months at a time for missions. This was also the case in January of 2017. Chris left his family behind for a five-month long mission. His wife Natasha, his son, and two daughters had to cope without him for the time being. During the mission, Chris had a case of bad luck. The mission was going to last longer than they thought meaning he would be away from home for a longer period of time. Chris has no idea what’s waiting for him at home.
It’s not easy for Natasha to stay home with three young kids. Besides raising her son and daughters, the hard-working mom also works two jobs. And on top of that she’s got another secret she’s trying to keep. Although she regularly video calls Chris, she doesn’t tell him everything that’s going on at home. She has to ask her kids to keep their mouths shut as well when talking to Chris. The young mother is constantly worried that Chris will find out that she’s trying to keep a secret.
Tensions are running high on the ship where Chris works as well. The Marine works as a cryptology technician. It’s his job to decipher signals and codes. They’re currently off the coast of Korea. The crew get the shock of their lives when North Korea decides to test ballistic missiles while they’re very close. They’re well aware that their work involves a lot of risk and wait impatiently to see how the situation plays out.
Natasha is also keeping up with the situation on the Korean coast. She’s extremely worried that something could happen to her husband and she might need to come forth with her secret. At this point she’s not sure if she’ll ever see Chris alive again…
Curious to find out what Natasha decides to do? Read more on the next page.