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More Palin background

From NBC's Jim Miklaszewski, Courtney Kube
Gov. Sarah Palin's son, Track, enlisted in the Army on Sept. 11, 2007, and is now stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

Private First Class Track Palin is an infantry soldier, assigned to the 1-1 Bravo Company, 52nd Infantry Regiment.  (We are checking whether PFC Palin's company is deploying to Iraq later this fall with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division out of Fort Wainwright.)

Joe Biden's son, Beau, is also scheduled to be heading to Iraq before the end of the year.

NBC's Carol Eggers adds that the LA Times points out: "When prenatal genetic testing of their fifth child showed he had Down syndrome last spring, the couple went ahead with the birth in May and now talk of him as the joy of their life. … One of ...... their other four children entered the Army and deploys to Iraq next month."