In 2005, First Sgt. Charles Monroe King began to write what would become a 200-page journal for his son in the event that he did not return from the desert in Iraq. He was killed on October 14, 2006, only one month away from completing his tour of duty. His son, Jordan, was seven months old. A Journal For Jordon is both a father's letter to his son, a loving mixture of advice and autobiography and a mother's attempt to put those words into the context of her life and the love they shared.
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In 2005, First Sergeant Charles Monroe King began to write what would become a 200 page journal for his son in case he did not make it home from the war in Iraq. Charles King, 48, was killed on October 14, 2006, when an improvised explosive device detonated under his Humvee on an isolated road near Baghdad. His son, Jordan, was seven months old. A Journal for Jordan is a mother's letter to her son - fierce in its honesty - about the father he lost before he could even speak.
"We Lost Our Soldier, but Not Our Family" is from the May 29, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Dana Canedy and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.