Focusing On Women In The Military For Independence Day

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Photo: Angie Ricketts wedding photo
Darrin and Angie Ricketts at their wedding in 1993, after he was deployed to Somalia.

Photo: Angie Ricketts wedding photoThis Independence Day, we're going to look back on conversations we've had about about women connected to the military: those who have served and those who've cared for family members who have served.

  • Helen Thorpe spoke with us at the Tattered Cover about "Soldier Girls," a book in which she profiles three close friends who served together in Iraq.

  • Angie Rickets discusses "No Man's War," a candid, sometimes funny book about what military wives endure when their husbands head off to fight battles overseas.

Silvia Buoniconti, whose son, Frank Buoniconti, died in an Army helicopter crash on a training exercise, talks about the importance of Gold Star Mothers in handling grief.