Tech Alum spotted on Today Show while serving in Afghanistan - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/9/09

Tech Alum spotted on Today Show while serving in Afghanistan

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By Katie Bauer  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Red Raider fan half way across the world is showing his Texas Tech support while serving his country in Afghanistan.

The "Today Show" has been in Camp Eggers in Afghanistan the last few days, so hundreds of soldiers have been able to send greetings home. We spotted a Texas Tech poster in the crowd and now we hear all about the soldier behind the sign.

Lorenzo native Jason Ware is the mystery man in the "Today Show" crowd. He graduated from Texas Tech in 2003 and is currently serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.

NewsChannel 11 was able to catch up his with his proud wife who was just thrilled to see his face on national television. His Texas Tech pride shined bright while being more than 7000 miles away. "His sign says Adrianne, Mom and Dad I love you and miss you," said Adrianne Ware.

Adrianne Ware's husband Jason was deployed to Afghanistan in October. She says seeing his face on the "Today Show" brought up a lot of emotions. "It's heart-warming, and it's sad, and it's rewarding but at least I can see him and I know that he is ok and that makes it worth it," said Ware.

The Wares are both graduates of Texas Tech University and even though Jason has recently been stationed in Delaware, he will always have one place in his heart. "He loves Lubbock, he loves Texas Tech and he wanted to be sure and put that on his poster so people would know," said Ware.

And now that Adrianne is back in Lubbock for the holidays and has her turn on local-TV, she has one message for her husband. "I just want to tell him that I love him very, very much and I can't wait for him to come home and I want to thank him for fighting for our country," said Ware.

"It's hard," she adds, "but he is doing what he loves and I have to have peace with that. He enjoys fighting for our freedom and that's where his heart is and so that's what makes it all ok."

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