Her world came crashing down when she got the call saying her brother had been killed. Major Samuel Griffith was one of the most beloved and humble Marine Corps Officers to serve his country. Fiercely dedicated to becoming an F-18 aviator, he embodied perseverance and grit. He led his men with wisdom beyond his years and loved making everyone laugh. Sam was truly living the dream.
One tragic day, Sam was killed in action, leaving behind a now “Gold Starred” wife, children, parents and sister–Renee. Renee quickly realized as a new Gold Star sister, that siblings are often the “forgotten mourners,” and had to fight through PTSD with virtually no support or community. As a result, Renee felt compelled to share her honest, raw and at times gut-wrenching account of what it was like losing a sibling to war in hopes of helping others like her connect and work through their own grief.
Always My Hero will have you laughing one moment and moved to tears the next. Get to know Sam and the amazing Marine he was through the eyes of his sister and fellow servicemen and discover how to exchange sorrow for strength so you can crawl out of the trenches of despair and finally find…hope.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Our Childhood 25
Chapter 2 Journey to the Marines 51
Chapter 3 Wings Were Made to Fly 67
Chapter 4 Hanging Up His Flight Suit 87
Chapter 5 Assignment Afghanistan 101
Chapter 6 Operation Enduring Freedom 115
Chapter 7 The Immediate Aftermath 127
Chapter 8 Year One 151
Chapter 9 The Hard Stuff 159
Chapter 10 The Overlooked Grief 175
Chapter 11 Where I Go, There You Are 191
Chapter 12 Journey to Healing 207
Chapter 13 Moving Forward 229
Chapter 14 Called to Write 251
About the Author 285
Works Citied 287