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Commentary: Gold Star Moms

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Commentary: Gold Star Moms

Commentary: Gold Star Moms

Commentary: Gold Star Moms

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Commentator Ruth Stonesifer is the mother of one of the first Americans to die in Afghanistan. On Memorial Day, she describes her membership in the Gold Star Mothers, the 75-year-old organization of mothers of American troops who died in the line of duty.