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Life goes on for Ellsworth wife as husband is deployed in Afghanistan

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"Thank you for your service."

With those five words, Ami Scarbrough's life changed forever.

Scarbrough typed those words on Bill Odell's Myspace page as Odell was nearing the end of a deployment in Iraq.


When Odell came back, a friendship was formed, but Odell wanted more.

"He asked me out several times until I said yes," which Scarbrough estimated was four months later.

That was 2006.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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