The Local Military Community Goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty | News
Our local military has done something very special this holiday season. Their actions show how great the support network is that exists within the military and make the collective military community this week’s Super NoVA.
One military family is going through a particularly difficult time this Christmas season, and the support of the military community has helped ease the pain. A local Army officer lost his wife just before Christmas. Just a few short weeks ago he was an overseas defense attaché, and his wife had just given birth to their 8th child. Five days after the birth of their son, his wife suffered a heart attack and passed away.
“So many folks from military and church communities have rallied to support this family in their time of need and pain, providing a constant reminder of the military family we are, as ‘brothers and sisters-in-arms,’" said the Pentagon Air Staff Officer who did a lot of the coordinating on behalf of the family.
The local military community stepped in and made sure that the family had a house full of furniture because all of their belongings were in transit from overseas, beds for all of the family members, Christmas presents for the children, several meals, and a fully decorated house for Christmas (inside and out).
“I tried to donate my couch, too, but they had already gotten so much furniture, they didn't need it!” said another Pentagon Air Staff Officer.
While they asked to remain anonymous, their generous actions will not go unnoticed.
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