Mourning a Son on Memorial Day NPR's Liane Hansen speaks to Sally Minich from her home in Hawthorn, Pa., about how she will honor Memorial Day this year. Her youngest son, Sgt. Frank Walls, was killed just days before the first Iraq war ended. Minich and her family have regularly attended Memorial Day services in the 13 years since her son's death.
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Mourning a Son on Memorial Day

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Mourning a Son on Memorial Day

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NPR's Liane Hansen speaks to Sally Minich from her home in Hawthorn, Pa., about how she will honor Memorial Day this year. Her youngest son, Sgt. Frank Walls, was killed just days before the first Iraq war ended. Minich and her family have regularly attended Memorial Day services in the 13 years since her son's death.