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Matthew Tully preps for upcoming third overseas deployment

Matthew Tully at Camp Liberty in 2005, which was the American military base at Baghdad International Airport.

Matthew Tully at Camp Liberty in 2005, which was the American military base at Baghdad International Airport. Submitted photo

— He said after returning home it can be difficult to maintain bonds created with fellow unit members while trying to balance personal and work life. The business aspect also isn’t easy; he said once he leaves some of his clients don’t stay with the law firm. On top of trying to gain back former clients, he also brushes up on legal rulings to keep his knowledge current.

Oddly enough, he said when he is deployed his life is less stressful due to the strict schedules and always knowing where he has to be and what he has to do every minute of the day. Also, he doesn’t have to worry about what to cook or eat.

“Life in a war zone is relatively stress-free without the shooting,” he said.

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