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Dispelling a Memorial Day Myth

I'm an Army brat, the proud son of a proud veteran who completed four tours of duty in two separate conflicts. I am immensely grateful that my father always returned home, at least physically. My mother was never forced to grieve at her husband's graveside, but there is more than one way for a soldier to die. Often the man who comes home is not the same man who left for war. I remember my mother's stories of how his…
Ben Meecham
August 1, 2006