Husband of S.C. Governor to deploy

Posted on: 10:01 am, January 11, 2013, by

Columbia, SC – The husband of South Carolina’s governor is heading to Afghanistan for a year.

Governor Nikki Haley and their two children said good-bye to him yesterday.

Michael Haley is a captain in the South Carolina National Guard.

His unit will work with Afghan farmers to improve farming practices.

They will undergo a month of training in Indiana before heading to Afghanistan.

Governor Haley issued a statement saying, “We are a proud military family who understands the sacrifices any family goes through when a loved one is serving his or her country.”

She also said she will miss her husband and prays for his safe return.