Posted by Marcia DuPont Proud Military Widow of 1SG John A. DuPont
I went to overcoming obstacles to help encourage a friend. I know that I was sluggish but had no idea how stuck I was. It was about 2 1/2 years after my husband’s death. The weekend with AWP has jump started my life. I thought I was doing pretty well…but I was stuck. Too much to do,too many excuses, too …
Posted by Lauren Ayube Proud Military Widow of SGT. James A. Ayube II
The first time I met girls from the AWP it was 4 months after I lost my husband. They were the first widows I had met within 20 years of my age. We were in New Orleans on a service trip to help rebuild homes. That weekend is what inspired me to go back to school for Social Work. I …Read More >>
Posted by Beth Segaloff Proud Military Fiance of CPT. Benjamin Sklaver
How many times have you heard someone say, “People don’t change”? I can speak for myself and I imagine many others out there; that change/ transformation is inevitable. I know that to my core, I am the same genetic makeup for the part 4 decades. However, our experiences, stories and the people we share them with shift and change all …Read More >>
Posted by Margo Crane Proud Military Widow of SGT. Brian Maurice Crane
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 …Read More >>
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 >>