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For Your Tomorrow:The way of an unlikely soldier

When I learned that my nephew, Captain Jeff Francis, had been killed by an IED in Afghanistan, I knew I had to do two things: help my sister and Jeff's family survive his loss and--to deal with my own grief--finally understand why my nephew needed to become a soldier. Everyone thought that Jeff, who had been a thirty-year-old Ph.D. candidate in sociology, was immune to the family calling to military life. But five days before 9/11, he enlisted.  - author Melanie Murray