Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Joe Biden's son leaves for Iraq

Democratic vice presidential candidate and Delaware senator Joe Biden sent his son off to war Friday.

Joseph Biden III, 39, is a captain in the Delaware Army National Guard's 261st Signal Brigade. He is also the Delaware attorney general.

Biden said goodbye to his son and the rest of the national guard in a ceremony outside the state capitol.

"We take comfort in the knowledge that you are the best-trained, best-prepared group of citizen soldiers that our country to this day has ever sent into harm's way," Biden said.

Biden's unit leaves Sunday for Fort Bliss, Texas. There they will train for six weeks before heading to Iraq.

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