Military families: Losing My Father at War, One Letter at a Time

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Military families communicate during deployments, but the words and information is filtered and sometimes self-censored.

Kate Hoit writes about the frustration and fog that came with her service in Iraq. Trying to stay focused on her military job while her father—himself a veteran of another war—slipped into illness and dementia.

Read the story here.

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This story appears as part of the Letter from Italy, 1944 Conversations series. Click here to see the index.

Mayor’s Ball raises $15,000 for Letter from Italy, 1944 – Middletown Patch

The City of Middletown’s recent Mayor’s Ball designated Letter from Italy, 1944 as its major beneficiary this year.

The festivities took place June 1, 2013, at the Middletown Elks Lodge, and featured 20 members of the Greater Middletown Chorale fronted by Jack A. Pott and directed by Artistic Director Joseph D’Eugenio, performing Oh, the Sweetie Man for over 300 delighted guests. GMC member Adam Perrin introduced the selection for the rapt audience.

Read Cassandra Day’s account by following this link to the Middletown CT Patch. Ms. Day also provided a great video of the performance.