More than 2,400 soldiers, family members ‘in limbo’ after Army halts moves from South Korea, Italy

More than 2,400 soldiers, family members ‘in limbo’ after Army halts moves from South Korea, Italy

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — Maj. David Watkins and his wife Irina must be out of their apartment by next week and already have plane tickets to Fort Belvoir, Va., later this month.

But they’re worried about more than inconveniences after the Army halted moves to new assignments from South Korea and Italy over the next two months to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

“My husband has PTSD and has been having suicidal thoughts, and at the end of February we found out that he has a brain tumor as well,” she said Tuesday. “It’s been so scary and stressful for the past six months that I can’t even think about the option of not being able to leave.”

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