Aaron was in 1992 transferring to a National Guard station after the Gulf War ended, though he needed to be treated for Gulf War Syndrome.
Things took a devastating turn for Kayla shortly after she turned 12 in 2004. Aaron was deployed on duty in the War in Iraq. He and his platoon discovered a hidden Cortascian portal and found themselves stranded on Cortascius. He was simply reported as missing in action, and the Taringtons feared the worst.
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