Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mother's final duty to soldier son

Mother's final duty to soldier son
Story Highlights
Spc. Stephan Mace was one of eight who died in October 3 battle in Afghanistan

Vanessa Adelson: "It was my responsibility as a mother to bring him home"

Residents of Purcellville, Virginia, join Adelson in mourning loss of Mace

Mace gave his St. Christopher medal to fellow soldiers before he died
By Rachel Streitfeld
When the Army flew home the body of Spc. Stephan Mace from Afghanistan, his mother climbed aboard a small jet with the flag-draped coffin for the last leg of his trip. "I brought him into this world, and he was my baby," she said. "I thought it was my responsibility as a mother to bring him home," Vanessa Adelson said. full story
Mother prepares to bury son
Fallen soldiers remembered


  1. God bless you and your wonderful son, Mrs. Adelson. I am a mother of two teenage boys and I would do exactly as you did because he will always be your baby. Thank you so much for your sacrifice for your country. You and your son are in my prayers.

  2. There are no words for this mother. Thank you seems so shallow. I am a mother of a son, so I know. As time passes, he will be so missed by family and friends. She knows her son was kind and thoughtful and in God's arms. I send love and strength from one mother to another.


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