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Veronica’s Hero

ByVeronica Ortiz RiveraJared Laskey

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Veronica Ortiz Rivera’s worst nightmare came true Nov. 16, 2010, when her doorbell rang at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Three men were standing outside: two U.S. Marines and one man wearing a U.S. Navy uniform. At first, she didn’t know why they were there, but reality set in when one of them said, “We need to speak with you regarding your husband. May we come inside?” In this heartfelt story about grief, family, and appreciating our nation’s heroes, she recalls hearing the devastating news that her husband, Javier Ortiz Rivera, had been killed in Afghanistan by an improvised explosive device—and how she broke the news to her children. She also celebrates the memory of her husband, their love, and how her family stuck together during the most difficult of times. Drawing on their faith, they continue to honor their hero through how they live their lives. They are not alone.

Details

Publication Date
May 27, 2016
Language
English
ISBN
9781483451398
Category
Biographies & Memoirs
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Veronica Ortiz Rivera, By (author): Jared Laskey

Specifications

Pages
108
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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