POCONO, Pennsylvania — On Sunday Valerie Waters marked her first Mother’s Day since losing her son Jimmy to an IED in Kandahar. He was 21 at the time, July 2011. Her husband Garry Waters, 54, is standing beside her caked in dirt. He’s just completed the 12-mile “Tough Mudder” obstacle course that raises money for […]
Anne Jolis is an editorial page writer for the Wall Street Journal Europe. Last year she embedded with the Third Brigade of the 10th Mountain Division in Kandahar, Afghanistan.