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Mom Copes With the Loss of Marine Son

Circling the Wagons

March 7th, 2012 // By Phyllis McGeath as told to Lance Cpl. Chelsea Flowers

I know what it means to be a Marine mom. I’ve been one since 2008 when my oldest son, Philip, enlisted. Since then, two more of my seven children have become Marines. But this past January, every Marine mom’s nightmare became my reality – I lost a child. On Jan. 18, 2012 my oldest son Philip was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. My life changed forever.

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