Author and Gold Star mom Deborah Tainsh has gathered essays from more than twenty-five parents who received the dreaded news that their child had died in military service. These invaluable stories show how today’s military families are surviving the folded flag and give a glimpse into the lives of fallen service members and their families. Also includes advice for other Gold Star families, their friends, and family members.
Bonus essays from a casualty assistance officer and a former soldier give deeper insight into how wartime death affects comrades left behind.
Military Writers Society of America – Gold Medal
“This book is an invaluable asset for understanding what really happens in families who suffer the greatest of losses.”
—John C. Powledge, command chaplain, 335th Signal Command