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Mother's Day especially difficult for military moms

Tammy Lence of Schenectady stands below the yellow bow she has hung from a tree inside the Laz Franklin-Liberty parking lot in Schenectady. The colors remind Lence that her son, Michael McCarroll, is still on active duty in Afghanistan. (Jeff Wilkin/For The Sunday Gazette)
Tammy Lence of Schenectady stands below the yellow bow she has hung from a tree inside the Laz Franklin-Liberty parking lot in Schenectady. The colors remind Lence that her son, Michael McCarroll, is still on active duty in Afghanistan. (Jeff Wilkin/For The Sunday Gazette)
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Tammy Lence wears the black and cobalt blue uniform for Laz Parking. She wears the black and yellow, star-spangled Army lanyard around her neck for her son, Michael McCarroll. “I won’t leave home without it,” said the petite and lively Lence, 44, who has worked as the attendant in the Laz property at Franklin and Liberty Streets for the past eight years. McCarroll is serving with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Lence thinks about her ...

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