Honor your hero with thoughts, memories, images and stories.
You weren't with us long enough, but long enough for us to know how much you loved us and mom. So thankful God gave us to you for what time we had :)
Please share a holiday memory of your parent (i.e. birthday, religious holiday, vacation).
every year for my birthday, Dad would make me a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. to this day, my favorite cake
How has the loss of your parent impacted your family?
my brother was 6. has very little memory of dad. TOO SAD!
Tell us about your experience as a military child (i.e. duty stations, friendships, etc.).
traveled! Texas, Alabama, Illinois. still remember base housing and friends living around us. Brady's, Higgins, Altman's. re-connected with one of the Brady girls ;)
What are some memorable lessons your parent taught you?
love, honor respect
What did you like to do with your parent?
every Friday night was drive-in movie night. we would go to A&W and get baby burgers, momma burger and poppa burger. dad would put suitcases, covered with blankets in the back seat, making a bed for us kids, then off to the movie we'd go
What did you love most about your parent?
dad loved his family
What did your parent bring to your family?
respect and honor
What did your parent enjoy most about serving in the military?
SERVING HIS COUNTRY
What do you miss most about your parent?
everything. was only 8 when we 'lost' dad. can't help wondering what life would have been like if he'd returned
What has been the greatest challenge since the loss of your parent?
mom raised 3 children - alone. when she was dying, she asked if i thought dad would be proud of how she did :(
What message would you like to share with families with a loved one still serving in the military?
BE VERY PROUD OF THE CHOICE YOUR CHILD MADE TO PROTECT AND SERVE!
What message would you like to share with other Gold Star families?
you are not alone
What was your parent’s relationship like with you?
dad was a disciplinarian. taught us to honor our father and mother and to love thru respect.