Dealing with parents of dead troops

It is truly hard to overcome the grief we find in such parents.

Once  the child (trooper) has passed away on duty in Iraq, the parents hang  on desperately to “the Mission”, because if they admit the Mission is faulty and cannot be attained after 4 yrs, they must then admit the death of their son or daughter was a waste. Particularly re post -Saddam deaths.

This is tragic. 

One exception is Jim Coon and his son, James, of Walnut Creek.

James said: “Dad – we’re fighting ghosts over here. There is no one out there to fight.”

Then  a roadside bomb got him.

To his credit, the dad is now against the war.


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