Local soldier and family prepare for Afghanistan deployment

Vern, Dawn and Danny Kempen (Courtesy: Erin McKeen Photography)

(WLUK) -- About 400 local soldiers are getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan.

Pete Petoniak sat down with one family preparing.

Sgt. 1st Class Vern Kempens with the Appleton-based 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry and his wife Dawn and son Danny talked about the deployment.

Click on the video to watch the emotional interview.

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