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Our Sons Our Heroes

Memories Shared by America's Gold Star Mothers from the Vietnam War

by Linda Jenkin Costanzo


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Gold Star Mothers are women whose sons or daughters have been killed in American military service. Our Sons, Our Heroes is a book about Gold Star Mothers who lost a son in the Vietnam War. Their stories, almost lost in the fog of that controversial war, have been told through interviews with author Linda Jenkin Costanzo.

Take a journey with the author and step inside the homes of 16 mothers who candidly talk about losing their sons nearly 50 years ago. These broken-hearted, yet courageous women wondered whether our country would remember their sons. As they struggled to make sense of their devastating loss, they kept their faith. A whisper of hope entered their lives. They forged ahead to honor the sacrifices of their sons. Many joined the American Gold Star Mothers Inc. You will learn how they overcame their darkest moments. What would they like us to know about their sons and what would they say to their sons if they could? 

These mothers opened their hearts and spoke with unquestionable pride about their sons, their heroes. They face grief, anger, and shock with laughter, tears, and strength as they honor their sons with a love burnished by time. These are America’s gold star mothers.

This book will appeal to soldiers and marines, active service members and veterans, patriots, parents, and especially the mothers whose sons and daughters have served and sacrificed.  

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