Carrying the Message of Loss

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It's a profound duty to inform the family of a fallen sailor that their loved one is dead. Any day can become Memorial Day when you bear news that will change people's lives forever.

Lt. Commander John Owen is a chaplain at the U.S. Naval Academy.



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