Mishelle Brown, widow of slain Warrant Officer Dennis Raymond Brown, holds a news conference in St. Catharines, Ont., on Wednesday, March 4, 2009. (Frank Gunn / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
My regular readers all know how much respect I have for the families of our troops. They also serve. I have just listened to a sound bite of a press conference Mishelle Brown did. She is the now widow of WO Dennis Brown who was killed by an IED in Afghanistan. (See my previous post.)
Because I believe it is REALLY important that our precious military families are heard, I am copying a text version of what she said:
"We talked about everything . . . some people say, 'I wish I had one more thing to say to them,' but I said everything, I don't have to say one more thing, I said it all when he was alive," she told reporters in St. Catharines, Ont. "Everyday I spoke to him I reminded him how important he was to me and how lucky I was to have him."
She said they spoke only about the possibility he would die in Afghanistan.
"Dennis was a realist . . . he made me prepare for his death," she said, adding that they discussed with their four children what they would do if he died in the line of duty. "And boy, did we prepare."...
Brown's wife said she was told he was a hero, but that he was always "her hero."
Mishelle Brown said she wanted "the whole world to know what an amazing man he was."
"That's what's keeping me strong, I met my dream come true. Nobody can take that away from me. No roadside bomb can take that away from me. "(source: CTV.ca)
Please keep Mrs Brown and all our military families in your thoughts and prayers. They also serve.
:( Thanks for sharing this hero and her story with us. These heroes at home so deserve to be recognized. Amazing story.
Thank you for posting this fine lady's quotes. What a testiment to their love for each other, their families, and their commitment to protecting all of us. We owe all these who serve a debt we can never fully repay. And, yes the families also serve. Live lives worthy of these sacrifices, and NEVER FORGET the price paid for us.
I think Michelle Brown is an amazingly strong woman who had the courage and the dignity to stand in front of the media to support or troops! I am so proud of her!
As a fellow military spouse I am so proud of Michelle Brown. And I am so thankful that men such as her husband lived. - Louise Reid
As I am of YOU, Louise! Truly, I am so proud and humbled by all our military families..
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