Love after Loss with Gold Star Wife Charissa Westfall
The story of SEAL Team 10 was widely publicized through the book and movie, Lone Survivor. Because of that, many of us know about the extraordinary courage and tragic deaths of the men on that Afghanistan mountain with Marcus Luttrell.
We also know that a Chinook helicopter with a force consisting of SEALS and 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment “Nightstalkers” was shot down during a rescue attempt, killing all 16 men on board.
What is lesser known is the story of the men on that Chinook, or the ones who were left to grieve for the husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, and friends.
In this episode of American Snippets, Charissa Fontan Westfall, author of Beautiful Tragedy and widow of Chief Petty Officer Jacques Fontan, shares her story of love, loss, and triumph she’s experienced since the death of her husband and the new love that came into her life.