Marilyn Gonzalez and Jessica Pedraza
Both Sergeant Marilyn Gonzalez (L) and her daughter, Specialist Jessica Pedraza (R), serve in the Massachusetts Army National Guard.
In 2010, Marilyn received orders to deploy to Iraq, but her daughter Jessica did not. When Jessica found out that her mother was about to be deployed, she changed her job so she would go to war with her mom.
Originally aired December 8, 2012 on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday.