'This can't happen to the same family twice'
One family. Three brothers. Two lives lost.
In the longest war in U.S. history, a war in which relatively few Americans have fought, the Wise family would pay an awful price.
Veterans helping puppies who grow up to help veterans.
Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury are training puppies to become service dogs for fellow wounded warriors. The work can actually alleviate their own symptoms The Fold’s Zoeann Murphy spent some time with the pups.
A catalog of grieving at Arlington National Cemetery
The U.S. Army Center of Military History collects and catalogs items of interest left at graves in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery where soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. For the past two years, a team of U.S. Military curators visits the section every Wednesday to archive the mementos left on graves. (Video By AJ Chavar)
This was a great story to be a part of over the past two weeks—reporting with incredibly talented WaPo colleagues Chris Davenport—who wrote the lovely story—and Bill O’Leary who covered photos. Check out the story here, and the gallery here.