The bad news that does follow demolishes the lives of mothers and fathers of military personnel around the world. These five words, “We regret to inform you” are a parent’s worst fear, for they usher in the news that his or her child has died in the military—either in peacetime or war.
Military Parents: We Regret To Inform You is more than just another book on grief. A first of its kind, it is written specifically for the parents of service members who have died while on active duty. This book understands that military service is a dangerous occupation for the 2.1 million military personnel who are currently serving—approximately three service members die each day.
No other self-help book completely addresses this national subject.
For the first time, surviving military parents have a book that speaks to their needs, validates their experiences, brings a measure of comfort and understanding, and provides a pathway in their journey of grief, for as long as that grief lasts.”
Betsy Beard, surviving mother of Specialist Bradley Beard, KIA, Operation Iraqi Freedom