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Tensions with North Korea have Jacksonville mom on edge about family in South Korea

6:28 PM, Apr 11, 2013   |    comments
  • Jax mom, Lisa Caruth, is praying for the safety of her daughter and son-in-law in South Korea, while the world watches the tension with North Korea.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Most people are watching the tensions with North Korea with a reasonable amount of concern, but a Jacksonville mom is tuned into every update with an extra sense of anxiety.

Lisa Caruth's daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter are in South Korea. Her son-in-law, George, is in the army and stationed near the DMZ.

Her daughter and grandchild right now are in Seoul.

Caruth said she keeps picturing the scenes from the Vietnam era when helicopters were jammed with people trying to escape.  However, her daughter, keeps trying to reassure her life is going on normally.

Her daughter said in the United States, the anxiety is exaggerated.  She said people in South Korea are going about their lives just fine.

Caruth said today she received photos of Seoul from her daughter. They show regular traffic on a city street with no signs of trouble.

Still, though, Caruth says she just puts the entire situation in God's hand. She's praying often.

Caruth said she realizes she's not the only parent worried about military members overseas now. Her thoughts go out to all families who lives with the day-to-day worry.

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