My husband, SGT Brian M. Crane, was injured in 2004 while in Iraq. He had many medical problems, including TBI and PTSD. He passed away as a proud US Army Veteran; he got his Angel Wings on December 30, 2010. His death was unexpected; sudden…shock doesn’t even begin to cover the feeling. It’s like a vacuum of disbelief, the world …
Posted by Mandy Sikorski Proud Military Widow of SGT Clint Sikorski
It all started on a Friday morning. October 17, 2008. Everything started out normal, the way that it was supposed to. He left for work around 0500, came in and gave me a kiss like he always did before he left. About half an hour later, he text me after getting onto base and getting his monster to let me …Read More >>
Posted by Diane Proud Military Widow of Michael
Michael Angelo Longobardo was my soulmate…he loved to say he knew from the first time we spoke on the phone that I was the one. It took me a little longer to realize it tho. Mike was already out of the military when I met him but being in the Air Force left it’s mark on him. I’ve been told …Read More >>
Posted by Proud Military Widow, Kristin
On February 25, 2014 I was involuntarily put in the Gold Star Club. This is his story.
Life. Our new normal. It is excruciating, lonely, difficult; yet calming, maybe even peaceful at times.
I hate it.
But it is what it is. I can’t change it.
The roller coaster of emotions is cruel. Daunting. Sneaks up on me when I …Read More >>
Posted by Sarah, Proud Military Widow of Rob
I never thought in January of 2013 I would be where I am today. Its hard to know where to begin, but I guess how we met is a good place!
In January of 2013, after a 2 year long abusive relationship, I finally left my ex and wanted to surround myself with new friends so I jumped online and…Read More >>
Posted by Misty Mandas, proud military widow of Michael D. Daniels, KIA in Operation Desert Storm 2-20-1991
With the 23rd anniversary of my husband’s death coming up, I wanted to submit a poem I wrote today in his memory:
It feels like only yesterday I heard the news
I remember so clearly, it still gives me the blues
The tears streaming down my face
In my black funeral dress with white lace
I hugged the flag from …Read More >>
Posted by Proud Military Widow, Terry Snider Adinolfi Stamp
I was just turned 21, had been “of age” for about three weeks. It was June 22, 1972. It had been raining, raining..there was a hurricane off the East Coast somewhere, and I remember hearing that some people were killed.
Paul and I had decided that, to save money, I would go home to my parents in West Virginia from …Read More >>