Losing a family member in combat is an indescribably sad and tough experience, and each individual affected has to cope with the loss in their own way. For Renee Nickell, she decided to meet with some of the brave men who served with her brother, and self-publish a book that honors his legacy. Major Samuel Griffith served as a Marine Corps Officer & F-18 aviator, and was killed in late 2011 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Renee’s book however, is not solely focused on her brother’s tragic death, but the sibling bond they shared that was taken prematurely, and the many laughs that they enjoyed together. The book is “Always My Hero: The Road to Hope & Healing Following My Brother’s Death in Afghanistan,” and we hope that you give it a read. If you’d also like to cheer up a child of a service member killed in action for this Christmas and holiday season, Believe With Me is a great organization that Renee speaks highly of. This interview and more on Episode 408.