Personal War Journal Becomes Gripping Memoir In 2005, Dana Canedy's fiance — Charles King — was deployed to Iraq. King started writing a journal to their infant son, in case he didn't make it home. After King lost his life in a roadside bomb attack, Canedy turned King's 200-page journal into a memoir, called A Journal for Jordan.
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Personal War Journal Becomes Gripping Memoir

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Personal War Journal Becomes Gripping Memoir

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In 2005, Dana Canedy's fiance — Charles King — was deployed to Iraq. Once overseas, King started writing a journal to their infant son, in case he didn't make it home.

After King lost his life in a roadside bomb attack, Canedy turned King's 200-page journal into a memoir, called A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor.

Canedy speaks with Farai Chideya about her life and new book.

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