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Updated: Friday, 14 Sep 2012, 6:24 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 13 Sep 2012, 11:58 PM EDT
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - The Norfolk-based USS McFaul and USS Laboon are headed to the Mediterranean to assist with missions related to Libya.
Loved ones of those on-board the two warships are in Hampton Roads awaiting news. Although it is not yet clear what role the two ships will have, some think there should be some retaliation.
"Especially since we've had a U.S. ambassador killed over there this was no accident," retired marine Mike Peterson said.
Marines and sailors are in the area ready to be called on.
"I'm guessing their mission is to make sure that the Americans that are over there are protected," Peterson said.
Kimberly, the wife of a man deployed on the USS Enterprise, fears her husband's ship could be next to get deployed. He was supposed to return home in November.
"I'm trying to make sure that his ship doesn't get sent out there because if it does, then I'm going to monitor it and talk to his ombudsman and make sure everything's safe," Kimberly said.
Navy families know this could happen at any time - loved ones could be sent into harm's way in the blink of an eye.
"We don't know if we will see them again or if their ship will be attacked or blow up, so it's very scary," Kimberly said.
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