Military Life: When the Men are Gone

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Military wife Siobhan Fallon has a new collection of loosely connected short stories that’s been getting rave reviews. It’s called “You Know When The Men Are Gone.” She explains the truth behind living as a military spouse. Her husband Major K.C. Evans is a graduate of West Point, he’s been married to Siobhan for seven years, and has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan three times during their marriage.

Major Evans will be shipped off to work in a foreign area office in Jordan soon, but this time around, Siobhan and their daughter will be joining him.


Major K.C. Evans and Siobhan Fallon

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [3]

siobhan fallon

Thank you, John and Celeste!
My husband and I had such a great time on the air with you! Thank you for taking the time for us!

Jan. 23 2011 09:10 PM
Nicole Putnam from Rhode Island

My husband and I have had an understanding about his miltary career since we started dating, In fact it was one of the first profound conversations we had. A month after re-kindling our high school romance he was sent away to Afghanistan. He has been on a total of 7 deployments since the war has started, serving in Irag and Afghanistan. I have stood by him through all the stresses of being deployed and kept the "home fires" burning. 2010 was the first year my husband and I have spent an entire year together. From day one we had figured out a way for our relationship to thrive and function through his various deployments; but being home for an entire year proved to weigh more heavily on our marriage and family than the challenge of any other deployment we've been through. My husband is now dealing with the stress of not only what he has seen while on deployment but also being stuck at home for over a year and feeling inadequate to his daily life.

Jan. 21 2011 09:46 AM
Berley Drake (by phone) from South Carolina

I've been in four deployments: three to Iraq, one to Afghanistan and it took the last one to Iraq for me to realize the toll that it takes on the family. It's rough on us as soldiers as military personnel being deployed, but the family pays a tremendous price.

Jan. 20 2011 10:49 AM

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