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  1. Thank you for sharing your heart wrenching story.

    I know it may seem that a noncombat death is rare because we usually only hear about the combat deaths. I think I read that 80% of all active duty deaths are non combat. What is rare is to be a 25 year old widow – my heart goes out to you.

    When I was 33 with 5 young children, my own husband was shot and killed on active duty, but not a combat death, either. We are here all around you. You are not alone.

    God bless.

  2. alexandria thank you for sharing youve been thru a tremedous loss, my mom was a young widow and my dad was a marine, he left the service by his moms influnence and took it out on her, he too passed due to accidental meds, and she had 4 of us under 5, I hope you know she continued on in life , even got a ged, and worked for mental health for a while, she is now in her 79 th year and going strong, and have survived the loss of 3 husbands. I wish you well, hugs.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your son. Please know we are all here to help you no matter what time day or night.

  4. Alexandra,
    I usually feel very isolated by stories of military widows, so I tend to retreat. But I need to let you know that what you went through, you are not alone. I was a widow at 25 (we are coming up on 3 years this August), I was also a widow of overdose from PTSD and TBI. My husband didn’t serve in the military, his brain was damaged in a car crash that killed a friend (and ultimately him, over a span of 10 disintegrating years). Sending you big hugs and much love. You are not alone.

  5. Thank you for sharing your story. I too was widowed at 25 when my husband and 4 other men were killed when an improvised explosive device hit their armored personnel carrier while he was touring in Iraq. Though nine years have passed, there still isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of him. It’s a long road to travel and we all just need to be there for each other and be willing to listen. God Bless you and your sob Barrett.

  6. I feel your pain my hubby passed away two yrs ago and it was not in combat it was from PTSD trauma over medication and just feeling like the Army gave up on him he was older than me and was in the Army almost 29yrs! So he seen alot of combat our lives changed forever once his PTSD blew up and it hurt so much to see the love of my life change into a bitter angry man he even drank heavily too i took care of him and our four kids it was not easy he passed away from kidney failure that occured out the blew 🙁 my prayers are with u and ur baby u may feel like u cant get past this but you will with time to me having nursed our Soldiers and loosing them becomes a lil bit more painful than if they had died overseas (not saying our pain is greater but some of pur emotions are a lil different) good luck and God bless

  7. My heart goes out to you. I know you miss your husband but perhaps for you their is some peace that he is at peace now. My husband doesn’t say much about what went on over there but I see he fights with it daily. Your son is a constant reminder that God gave you the love of your life to have this son. This may not be of any comfort to you but I pray that it will be. Take care and know that there are women and men out here fighting for you. God Bless.

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