War’s Affects on American Families

chicago tribuneDear Chicago Tribune,

Thank you for the August 19 article, “Soldier’s death ‘killed all of us.’” The story of the tragic death of Illinois Guardsman Simone Robinson gives readers a more detailed look into how our wars overseas inflict so much pain on not only the people in Iraq and Afghanistan, but right here at home. Normally, news reports share merely the latest statistics of war casualties, but this article was a sad and necessary reminder of the war’s devastating effects on the family and friends of our fallen soldiers.


Nicholas Short

Communications Intern


28 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1700

Chicago IL, 60604