War Widow enlists

| November 18, 2012

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.

Category: Real Soldiers

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  1. Tony says:

    I am in awe. I wish her well.

  2. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    Wow. Just wow. (As an aside, I like the fact that the TV guy who interviewed her was wearing a suit in this woman’s presence.)

  3. SSG Medzyk says:

    2/17, caught that too. Nice to see a “news” person actually conduct his job as a gentleman.

    More power to this great wife. We should all be so inspired.

  4. 68W58 says:

    Link says she’s from Elizabethton (just outside Johnson City)-I used to do PTAE with the 776th Maint. Co. from there. Huge turnout to see them off when the mobed in 2009, very patriotic area. Good luck to her at Ft. Sam.

  5. ABN Gramps says:

    If this doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, then you have no business breathing. I wonder what the jackasses at Under the hood think. If they can even think at all.

  6. Lucky says:

    I see great things in her future. She will be one seriously driven Troop, I don’t think her DS’s will know what hit them when she gets to her BCT site!

  7. Lazarus Long says:

    Welcome to the team