A Journal for Jordan
A Story of Love and Honor
By Dana Canedy
(Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9780307396006, 279pp.)
Publication Date: October 13, 2009
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In 2005, First Sergeant Charles Monroe King began to write what would become a two-hundred-page journal for his son in case he did not make it home from the war in Iraq. He was killed by a roadside bomb on October 14, 2006. His son, Jordan, was seven months old. "A Journal for Jordan" is a mother's letter to her son about the father he lost before he could even speak-including a fiercely honest account of her search for answers about Charles's death. It is also a father's advice and prayers for the son he will never know. Finally, this is the story of Dana and Charles together-two seemingly mismatched souls who loved each other deeply and lost each other too soon.
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