U.S. Army blasted for intergenerational Iraq deployments: ‘Endless wars reuniting families’
U.S. Army 1st. Lt. Jordan Lemens and her father, Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joseph Lemens. DoD photo by Capt. Aaron Shaffer.

The U.S. Army and National Guard received hash criticism over an article on two generations of one family serving together in Iraq.


It started when the National Guard posted an article titled, "Deployed father and daughter reunite," which told the story of U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joseph Lemens seeing his daughter, Army 1st. Lt. Jordan Lemens, at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq.

As is the custom, the National Guard posted the article on Twitter.

[caption id="attachment_1457316" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Twitter post by the National Guard.
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"This the Onion?" one Twitter user asked.

Indeed, the satirical publication The Onion in 2017 published an article titled, "Soldier Excited To Take Over Father’s Old Afghanistan Patrol Route."

"Saying he “never could have imagined” he would have the opportunity to follow directly in his father’s footsteps, 19-year-old U.S. Army Pvt. Tyler Corcoran was reportedly excited Tuesday to take over his dad’s old patrol route in Afghanistan," The Onion story began.

Here is what some people were saying about the post: