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Military/National Stories of Interest

Army Times Story on the Purple Heart Controversy

The Army Times posted a story about my family’s continued efforts to secure Lou’s Purple Heart. (Read the story here.) As the widow of someone who was first murdered, and then determined by the military to be unworthy of recognition, it is enormously refreshing that the Army Times, unlike most of the rest of the media, continues to believe in the merit of this effort and Lou’s legacy. I knew this article would bring about both positive and negative responses from the Army Times extensive audience. I didn’t quite expect the level of unabashed animosity in some of the responses, but sticks and stones…

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Military/National Stories of Interest

One More Push for the Purple Heart

For ten years, the military has refused to award my husband Lou Allen the Purple Heart. I have had to watch Lou’s admitted killer walk

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Adventures in Widowland

My Widow New Year’s

No bedazzled ball will drop. No throngs will gather to count it down, and tomorrow is just another work day. None of that will alter

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How to Woo a Widow

We all secretly like to be teased a little. Seduced, even. Allow me to indulge that side of you with the first chapter of my

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Memorial Day

“Tell my wife and children I love them.” Those are the last words my husband spoke to the medic caring for him before he lost

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Steering into the Skid

Steering into the Skid   My thirties moved to my rearview the same year my oldest son acquired teenager status. Milestones, for sure. On a

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