In early August, 2011 Mary Ann Strange heard a sound she would never forget and could never describe. She pulled into her driveway, parked the car and ran into her home. It was there she saw her 6 foot plus husband, Charlie Strange, on his knees. The sound of Charlie’s wailing could not be contained in their middle-class Philadelphia home but tore through the Autumn wind as he came to terms with the death of his son.
Before Mary Ann arrived home, Charlie Strange had just been told by the military that his child, Michael, a Cryptologic Technician and Petty Officer (Collection) First Class assigned to SEAL Team 6, had just been killed in Afghanistan.