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Walking in the Shadow of a Hero  

Walking in the Shadow of a Hero
By Bevin Landrum, MA, TAPS Magazine Editor

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Unexpected Loss

Thanksgiving 2005 was a quiet family affair. Capt. Tom Hanrahan and his wife, Kim, stayed home in their quarters on Fort Polk to celebrate a simple Thanksgiving. Tom had just come out of Joint Readiness Training Center predeployment training the day before. They decided that with a toddler and a newborn, traveling to Texas just wasn’t going to happen that year.

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