Semper Fi Sisters bring Beach Blast, Boxes of Love next week

Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10:32 AM.

To understand the importance of receiving a touch of home for a deployed soldier maybe we have to understand what brings that soldier to a far-off land.

To put body in harm’s way, to lose friends and loved ones on the battlefield and beyond.

To volunteer to put life on line, to stand and be counted when the job is literally life and death and the benefits less than ideal.

Laura Williams resides at that particular nexus.

An Army veteran with two tours in Afghanistan physically behind her, and yet, she will say, not so much mentally and emotionally.

Also sister to a Marine with deployments in Afghanistan, preparing to reenlist as well as the wife of another soldier who will, after surviving one IED attack with injuries considered “minor” only in the military, will also soon redeploy.

The daughter of a Semper Fi Sister who against the most mortal of obstacles willed herself to last year’s Beach Blast, an event she missed three years running due to the deployment of her children and was not going to miss another, even in the face of grave illness.

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