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WHY WE CARE SO MUCH ABOUT OUR TROOPS (AKA OUR FIRST POST)

The Strength Behind The Strong was founded by Christine Hofmann-Bourque, who is proud to have a husband in the Army, three brothers in the Navy and Army, and a sister-in-law in the Army. Christine is also a professional journalist. Read our first post to find out why this website is so close to her heart. More >>

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Mar142011

On the 1st anniversary of Cpl. Porto’s death, tell his young widow her family isn’t forgotten

Today, March 14, is the one-year anniversary of the death of Corporal Jonathan Porto, a Marine who was killed in Afghanistan. His young widow, Rachel, keeps his memory alive — and talks about making her way in the world without him — on her inspirational, emotional blog, A Little Pink in a World of Camo. “I am a ‘war widow’ but I hate that term,” she writes. “I prefer married to an angel.” This month will bring a series of sad anniversaries for Rachel, including the day she went to Dover Air Force Base to receive her husband’s body. If you have a few minutes this week, head over to Rachel’s blog and leave a comment to let her know we all remember and honor the sacrifices made by her husband and family.