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Three days after learning her husband was killed in Afghanistan, August Cabrera had to tell their two young sons daddy wasn’t coming home. Army Lt. Col. David Cabrera was shuttling between bases on the outskirts of Kabul when a van packed with explosives pulled up next to his vehicle. A suicide bomber set off a blast that killed more than 20 people, including Cabrera and three other U.S. service members. Holding the little hands of seven-year-old Max and five-year-old Roanin, August said, “Guys, I have something I need to tell you. There’s been an accident. Daddy’s been killed. He’s not coming home.” More heart-breaking talks followed, including a conversation about what should be engraved on their father’s tombstone in Arlington National Cemetery. Max immediately knew what to inscribe. At the bottom of the smooth, stark white stone – below the name David E. Cabrera, LTC L...

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