It was a few days of pre Iraq training on the Army base of Fort Riley in Kansas when the tank Philip was riding in lost control and rolled.
I have been a Gold Star Mother for 17 years. I was able to travel to Iraq in 2011 with 8 other Gold Star Mothers on a Healing Trip. I took 8000 scarves as gifts to the Iraq military, the government and the citizens. Knitted scarves came from all over the USA.
I just recently participated in the planning and dedication of the Woody Williams Gold Star Memorial Monument in Sandy, Utah