When my son, Marine Cpl. Aaron P. Mankin, was wounded while serving in Iraq, the marine families around me were the ones I depended on the most.  I had so much to learn in a matter of days, and continue to learn as the years pass.  All along our journey of recovery, there have been others to guide, advise, and support.  For those who are behind me in their timeline of recovery with their service member, I feel I have a duty—we all have a duty—to reach out and try to make their journey a little easier.


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