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Steering into the SkidBy Randy Beard, surviving dad of Army SPC Bradley S. Beard
Grief feels a lot like winter. Winter is cloudy, overcast, and cold. The heavy, gray skies make you want to withdraw. People tend to stay closed up indoors, isolated from their friends. The days are dark and icy and bleak. Our family’s grief-winter started when two Army officers showed up on our doorstep early one morning in October 2004. It felt like a cloud of winter descended over everything. Its icy fingers reached into every crevice. My heart, my mind, and my world were forever changed.
TAPS Family Featured in Front Page New York Times Story Today on Suicide in the Military
WASHINGTON - Don Lipstein, of West Chester, Pa., is featured today in a front-page New York Times story by Andrew Lehren and Jim Dao discussing suicide in the military. Lipstein works with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), which provides comfort and care to anyone grieving the death of someone who died while serving in the Armed Forces.
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