From Johnson City, TN comes the story about Ashley Edens who lost her jusband to a sniper’s bullet in Afghanistan seven short months ago. The widow has decided that enlisting in the Army is the best way that she can honor her husband’s memory and give back to all of the soldiers in Spc. Jason Edens’ unit who wrote her personal condolence letters;
“What I really would like to do after I get some rank and learn the ropes is I would really like to help families of fallen soldiers,” Edens said.
Families like her own. Soldiers like Jason. She now prepares to follow in his footsteps. They are big shoes to fill, but it sure sounds like she is on the right path.
“I do it because it’s what I need to do,” Edens said.