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Round Rock Express honors Military families

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Texas Operation Military Kids is a youth program for the children of military men and women across the state. And Thursday night, more than 300 complimentary tickets were set aside for military and their families. 

April is coined nationally as Month of the Military Child so along with the Round Rock Express, we were able to honor the military kids locally.

Shawna Strausbaugh's husband is in the military. But she's a self-professed military brat.

"I'm pretty used to it. You learn to overcome. You have to be both parents and you just…you deal. And so, I get to talk to him a lot…I'm spoiled when he's away!" said Strausbaugh.

Maria Steward's husband is in Korea for a year tour. She brought her four kids with her.

"Dillon is autistic so he doesn't understand a lot of things. He just knows that his dad. He knows, he does good, he fights the bad guys and you know, they go through their own things. They miss their dad," Steward said.

"He's a good soldier and…God bless America," said Dillion Steward.

Ben Walker is stationed in Ft. Hood. He brought his two kids with him.

FOX 7 asked if he has any advice for other military families.

"Just take it one day at a time. And it's all worth it in the end, and it's all for a very good cause. Keeping all of us free so when can come and do this kind of stuff," Walker said.

Last but certainly not least Garrett Ridgeway's father is in Afghanistan.

"I just feel happy that I know that he's not in the fighting stage where he fights people with guns and stuff like that," Ridgeway said.

He and his brother Trey are pretty proud of their dad.

"I'm just proud that he's a good fighter and he's working for the military…I mean Navy! I always get those two confused!" Ridgeway said.

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