June 2010
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Jun/Jul2010, Issue 204, p20
The article describes the feelings of despair and grief experienced by U.S. military fathers who have lost their soldier sons in war. Considering the tradition of valuing military service, sons of military fathers usually enlist in the military to follow the example of their fathers. Derek Davey, director of the American Legion's Appeals and Special Claims Unit, decided to publicly express his disagreement to the war in Iraq after his son died during a reconnaissance mission in the vicinity of Haqlaniyah in Iraq.


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