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In partnership with the USO, TAPS is able to provide, at no cost, a resource kit for all survivors. The TAPS Survivor Resource Kit contains vital information and special items, designed to provide you a personal resource, as well as items of comfort and care as you travel your grief journey.

TAPS Seminars  
TAPS Event | TAPS Survivor Seminars are inspirational weekends of support, care and hope. You will make connections with those who have suffered a similar loss through our group discussions. Workshops and activities will help you develop coping skills, life skills and ways to honor your loved ones.
Our Stories: General Grief
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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

TAPS Magazine |

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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