Soldier Husband Dies In Afghanistan. Two Days after Funeral, Wife Opens His Laptop & Finds Letter

Jun 15, 2019 by apost team

Veterans Day and Memorial Day mean more to Americans than a day or two away from school and work. These are days we take to give thanks to the men and women that have served our country in the armed forces.

And Memorial Day specifically, honors those who gave their lives so that Americans can continue to enjoy the freedom and lifestyle that makes our country great.

Twenty-six-year-old Todd Weaver accepted his second deployment to Afghanistan in 2010. His wife of two years, Emma and their nine-month-old daughter were left behind to wait for him. The family made use of letters and video chat to remain connected during these trying times.

Lieutenant Weaver was tragically killed on September 9, 2010. His life was lost to an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) not long before he was scheduled to return home. The remains of the fallen soldier were shipped back to America and Lieutenant Weaver was laid to rest at Virginia's Arlington National Cemetary.

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As fate would have it, the last place Lt. Weaver visited before his deployment was the cemetery. Weaver was honored at his funeral with a purple heart, a bronze star, and a number of other recognitions for his service. The funeral took place less than a year after his visit to the cemetery.

The laptop Lieutenant Weaver used in Afghanistan was given two his wife, Emma. Two days after her husband's funeral she took a look at the computer.

There were two Word documents easily found on the computer's dashboard. One was a letter addressed to Emma. The second document was a letter addressed to the couple's infant daughter, Kiley.

The letter to Emma began with an acknowledgment that if she ever reads this letter it means he did not make it home. He professed a love for his wife and daughter that death could not end and promised he would watch over them forever.

Lt. Weaver is selfless in his urgings to his wife to live her life to the fullest and have fun. Weaver said he could have never imagined a better wife than Emma has been to him.

To Kiley, he expressed a neverending love and pride for her. He urged his daughter to always show kindness to others and promised it would be reciprocated by the world. He apologized to his daughter for not being there to watch her journey to adulthood but expressed his knowledge that her future was bright.

It is easy to forget the sacrifices made by the men and women serving in our armed forces when you do not have someone in your life enlisted in the military. Send this article to everyone you know. Sacrifices like the one made by Lieutenant Weaver should never be forgotten.