BUZZ: SC First Gentleman Michael Haley coming home before Christmas

Posted by ANDREW SHAIN on December 10, 2013 

Gov. Nikki Haley and First Gentleman Michael Haley on the State House grounds just outside of Gov. Haley's office when Michael Haley was home for a two-week furlough from his Afghanistan military deployment in May.


— South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said her husband is expected to come home before Christmas after a nearly year-long S.C. National Guard deployment to Afghanistan.

"They said they were going to give us 24 to 48 hours notice," she said Tuesday. "It's like having a baby. You know it's going to happen, you're just waiting til when. We're getting close.

Michael Haley, 43, is a captain in the guard serving with an agriculture-training group in Afghanistan.

He is believed to be the first spouse of a sitting governor to deploy to a combat zone with the National Guard.

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