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Patt Morrison for May 30, 2011




A bugler plays the 'Taps' during the funeral of U.S. Army Air Forces Tech. Sgt. James G. Maynard April 22, 2011 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.
A bugler plays the 'Taps' during the funeral of U.S. Army Air Forces Tech. Sgt. James G. Maynard April 22, 2011 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.
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Can I earn enough to pay the bills? How can I take care of the kids and work at the same time? Can I keep the household running without my wife? He always fixes the car, but now that he’s gone… He’s so changed. She needs help. We miss him. We miss her. I feel so alone. Military families face so many challenges, many amplified by the unknown: finding and keeping a good job, caring for children, staying connected while separated by thousands of miles, helping a loved one who has returned from the war with wounds to the body or brain. Every family has a story; we would like to hear yours.