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Haley's husband going to Afghanistan

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MEG KINNARD
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley's husband Michael is being deployed to Afghanistan with South Carolina's National Guard.

Gubernatorial spokesman Rob Godfrey says Michael Haley received his orders Monday and is leaving the country in January.

Michael Haley is a first lieutenant with the South Carolina Army National Guard. Col. Pete Brooks says Haley is being deployed as an individual and will be a liaison between an agricultural unit and Afghan leaders.

He is slated to return to the United States in December.

In speeches, Gov. Nikki Haley frequently talks about her husband's military service and says she is proud that he puts on his uniform daily when he goes to work.

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