Chicken Soup for the Soul: Military Families: 101 Stories about the Force Behind the Forces

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Military Families: 101 Stories about the Force Behind the Forces

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Military Families: 101 Stories about the Force Behind the Forces by Amy Newmark

Life for our service members and their families is full of sacrifice, and the 101 stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Military Families pay tribute to these heroes.

Anyone in military life will find inspiration, support, and appreciation in this collection of personal and grateful stories about the important role our members of the armed forces and their families play in serving our great country.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611599671
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 05/09/2017
Series: Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 343,356
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Amy Newmark is author, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.

Table of Contents

Foreword Miranda Hope xi

1 It Takes a Village

1 The Common Denominator Linda Jewell 1

2 Thank You for Your Service David M. Williamson 5

3 Why Every Moment Counts Andrea Holt 8

4 Yellow Ribbons Connie Kaseweter Fallen 11

5 A Magical Gift Anne Oliver 15

6 We Can Do That! Raya Levi 18

7 My Father's Voice Lois La Pointe Kiely 21

8 Military Is Family Dolores Incremona 25

9 Getting on Base Heather Gillis 27

10 Why I Became a USO Volunteer Kasinda Thomas 31

2 Growing Up Military

11 Like a Dandelion Lauren B. Stevens 37

12 Missing My Father Erica Kyle 40

13 When Dad Is the Boss Kamia Taylor 44

14 Far but Never Too Far C. Solomon 48

15 Forgotten Heroes Teresa Anne Hay den 52

16 Not from Nowhere Mati Stark 56

17 A Different Kind of Hero Lisa Hyman Johnson 60

18 Sergeant Lilly's Boots Gary C. Lilly 64

19 Comfort Crew Trevor Romain 66

3 On the Move, Again!

20 What Is a Military Wife? Amy H. Fraher 73

21 Sharing Happiness Lisa Smith Molinari 75

22 Overseas! Kristi Adams 78

23 Wings or Roots Lisa Dolby 82

24 Military Families Can Thrive, Not Just Survive B.E. Burda 85

25 Let's Date and Be Friends Ranishley Larsen 88

26 The Horror in My Rearview Mirror Kristi Woods 92

27 Over the River and Off the Beltway Lisa Smith Molinari 95

28 Will Santa Find Us? Daphne M. Jasinski 98

4 Staying Strong at Home

29 Paper Chains Jennifer Mears Weaver 105

30 Stronger Than You Know Anthony W. Farthing 109

31 Pay It Forward with a Hug Elisa Preston 113

32 A Knock on the Door Nicole M. Hackler 116

33 Semper Fidelis: My Life as a Marine Corps Wife Cassy Fiano-Chesser 118

34 Songs from Far Away Misty Sanico 122

35 Story Time with Daddy Veronica Boblett 124

36 Tender Mercies Karen Foster 127

37 Fly Shannon Patterson 130

38 The Military Wife Michael Kincade, Sr. 132

5 Patriotism in Action

39 Keeping Troops Connected with a Guitar Craig Morgan 137

40 Go Ask Max Kathryn M. Hearst 140

41 Remember the Littlest Veterans BJ Gallagher 144

42 For You Hannah A 147

43 My Cap and I Bob McDonnell 148

44 In the Presence of Greatness Karina Garrison 150

45 Just Two Marine Moms Candy Storey 154

46 Finding True Patriotism in a Fallen Flag Cassandra Burns 156

47 Up Close and Personal John J. Lesjack 159

6 The Faces of the Forces

48 This Ain't Goodbye Andrew Yacovone 165

49 Nail Biter Angela M. Young 170

50 How My Life of Service Served Me Carol L Gee 173

51 Army Strong: We Move On Carolyn L. Brown 177

52 Into the Unknown Taylor Jackson 181

53 The Things You Learn Jonathan J. Cervantes 184

54 Always with Me Laquita Brooks 187

55 Adopt a Soldier Katie Denisar 190

56 Home Beau McNeff 193

7 Ready to Serve

57 To Change Your Dreams Kathryn Taliaferro 199

58 Citizen Soldiers Beth Jeanine Wiggins 202

59 Stranded Miriam Hill 206

60 A Soldier Ahead Perry P. Perkins 209

61 Trainee Childers Jesse Childers 212

62 Full Circle Jody Brissette 214

63 How to Say Goodbye Matthew W. Mawyer 217

64 Serving Those Who Serve Donna Lorrig 220

65 Behind the Iron Curtain Jo Eager 225

66 Returning the Favor Mary Varga 229

67 A Matter of Time Gloria Orioles Talbot 232

68 Push Me Higher Linda Newton 235

8 Coming Home

69 Getting to Know Dad Cherilyn Hindle Hearn 243

70 Homecoming Dianna Beamis Good 247

71 The Bombs Bursting in Air Tamara Bostrom-Lemmon 250

72 Greeting the Troops Sarah Smiley 252

73 Because We're Men Kevin Matthew 255

74 No Mission Too Difficult Jamie Handling 258

75 Travels with Rocky Tanya McClure Schleiden 261

76 In the Nick of Time Susan Mulder 265

9 The Lighter Moments

77 Letters from Boot Camp Mitchell Kyd 271

78 One Day, You'll Laugh About This Jacqueline Chovan 275

79 The Peach Connection Arthur Wiknik, Jr. 278

80 Wolf Man Howls into Manhood Helen B. Aitken 282

81 The Best Crab Cakes I Never Ate Anne Oliver 286

82 Field Mice Kristine Benevento 289

83 Every Peach Has a Pit Mary Elizabeth Laufer 292

84 Combat Teddy Connie Kaseweter Pullen 296

85 Traditions and Time Zones Carol Surge Mawyer 299

10 Saying Goodbye

86 Angel by My Side Lola Di Giulio De Maci 305

87 A Final Peace Dorothy Latimer Johnson 308

88 Lest We Forget Patricia Walsh 311

89 Pursuing His Passion Karen B 314

90 Warriors' Pact Bill Kretzschmar 318

91 The Bracelet Sarah Kemp 320

92 Always a Mother Toni Gross 323

93 No Matter What, It Will Be Okay Dawn Self 325

11 Through the Generations

94 The Bronze Star April Knight 331

95 Putting Things in Perspective Thomas D. Phillips 334

96 Lesson Learned Angel Renee Perkins 337

97 Gratitude at the Gas Pump Lil Blosfield 340

98 Tragedy Turned to Treasure Lauren Nicole Adams 343

99 Giving Back at the USO Chuck Goebel 346

100 Ask Him If He Ever Saw Bob Hope Sarah Hardman Giachino 349

101 Service for Eight Sharon L. Patterson 352

Meet Our Contributors 355

Meet Amy Newmark 371

About Miranda Hope 373

About the USO 374

Thank You 375

About Chicken Soup for the Soul 377

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