On June 20, 2007 my world stopped spinning. My husband, my love, had been killed in Iraq. Shawn was a Marine Corps EOD Tech, and he was killed while conducting a post blast investigation, just days after he arrived in Iraq. I didn’t know how to go on. Nothing made sense anymore. Shawn was everything to me, and I to him, and when he
As cliché as it is, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” At the age of 23, I was left as a single mom to 2 young children and a military widow, with no clue in the world what to do with my life. My name is Genesa Richards and I am the widow of SPC David J. Ramsey, US ARMY.
Once upon a time I reveled in the fact that I was surrounded by love; the kind of love that made me feel like I was always on cloud nine. I had a loving family we nicknamed “The Four Musketeers.” But on January 20, 2007, “The Four Musketeers” lost one.
At twenty-three years old, my life was idyllic. I was happy, and slightly ignorant to the realities of this world. Fast forward four years and I am a completely different person. My name is Kristen Johnson. I am a two-time cancer survivor. And I am a proud military widow.
I met my sweet husband and soul mate in 2002. He was an F-15 pilot in the Air Force. We married in 2004 and headed off into the big wide world together – so happy to have found each other and ready for the adventure that our life would be.