Goodnight Sangin

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At age 19, U.S. Marine Cpl. Jake Hill’s left leg was amputated just above the knee after he stepped on an enemy improvised explosive device in the notorious southern Afghanistan district of Sangin.

Remember the Fourteenth

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On the night of May 14, 2013, Samantha Daehling awoke to startling words from a friend who was staying at her house in Westford, Massachuset

Brothers Forever: Maggie’s Prayer

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The following scene is an excerpt from “Brothers Forever: The Enduring Bond between a Marine and a Navy SEAL that Transcended their Ultimate Sacrifice,” which I co-authored with retired U.S. Marine Col. Tom Manion, who lost his only son in Iraq.

The Meaning of Memorial Day

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On May 27, 2010, then-U.S. Army Maj. Jaimie Leonard wrote a stirring piece about the meaning of Memorial Day for her hometown newspaper.

Mothers, Fathers and Sons

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Kevin Sisson will never forget the day he challenged his son, future U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Justin Sisson, on a baseball field in Overland Park, Kan.

Remember the ‘Unselfie’

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Before leaving for his ninth combat deployment since 9/11, Master Sgt. Robert Horrigan, who had been planning to retire from the U.S. Army, told his commanding officer that “if you’re going, I’m going with you.”

The Front Porch

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We all have a favorite place.

Bigger Than Life

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As twin brothers, Robert and John Horrigan did everything together.

A Father’s Duty

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Sara Beth Bedgood was only 13 years old on Sept. 11, 2001.

Brothers Forever: ‘Loon-Dog’

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The following is an excerpt from “Brothers Forever,” which I co-authored with retired U.S. Marine Col. Tom Manion.

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