This is the last day of the official Military Families Month in the US, and this story is a great reminder (not that *we* need it, of course!) that the families ALSO serve:
To the rescue: Blue Star Mothers help others in need
November 23, 2011By Spc. Paul A. Holston, XVIII Abn. Corps PAOPhoto Credit: Spc. Paul A. Holston, XVIII Abn. Corps PAOFORT BRAGG, N.C. (Nov. 23, 2011) -- When a family is separated because of a deployment, it's normally the spouses back home worrying about their loved one in harm's way.
The last thing anyone deployed expects is for their family back home to be killed only months before redeployment. Unfortunately, for Tech Sgt. Donald Ramsey, these were the circumstances he was coming home to.
On Oct. 17, Ramsey, an Airman with the Oklahoma Air National Guard, returned to the U.S. along with the first main body of XVIII Airborne Corps Soldiers returning from Iraq to Fort Bragg.
Normally he would be reunited with his family instead, he returned on emergency leave, to face the tragedy of both his wife and daughter being killed in a motor vehicle accident.
Fortunately for Ramsey, there are those who show selfless service and help those, no matter the circumstance. Ann Provencher and Barb Linn would be there for him when he most needed it.
Provencher and Linn, both with Blue Star Mothers, an organization of mothers who have, or have had, children serving in the nation's active, Reserve, or National Guard. They have experience to it comes with the military lifestyle.
Provencher and her husband are Army veterans, who have two children who are currently in the Navy and Army respectively, with one currently deployed...
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The families also serve every.single.day.