Not all of us have lived with a father to look up to. Some were given not even a single second to share a hug with their dad. Nine-year-old Logan Kettle has to endure such life.
Jeff Kettle, Logan’s father, was a green beret who unfortunately perished in Afghanistan in 2007. Logan was only 15 months old at that time, which means he never had the chance to meet his soldier dad personally; he only saw his face on pictures. But with the help of his uncle Clay Kettle, Logan, somehow, was able to meet his father for the first time.
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To keep Jeff’s memory alive, Clay recreated the soldier’s uniform and had his nephew Logan wear it. It was one great way to remind the young boy of the sacrifices his father did for the country.
Overcome with joy of having to feel his father’s “presence,” Logan was moved to tears while he was donning the replica of his dad’s uniform.
Asked what he wanted to say about his father, the young boy remarked, It’s been really tough. I don’t know what it’s like to have a dad. Everyone else in my class has a dad. Their dads are so great and I bet mine was greater. If he wasn’t in this world, we wouldn’t be standing here today.”
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