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A STORY IN SEVEN PARTS
THE WAR WIDOW
The war in Afghanistan is one of the longest in U.S. history, but Elizabeth Woods knew little about it. Then she fell in love with a soldier. Now she is part of a growing sisterhood of women whose husbands have died in the war on terror. This is Elizabeth’s story, of love and war, heartbreak and healing.

PICS: A soldier's journey | Brian's memorial

DAY ONE: Their beginning

DAY TWO: Falling for a man bound for war

DAY THREE: Brian leaves for final tour of duty

DAY FOUR: Ambushed by the Taliban

DAY FIVE: Elizabeth's war

DAY SIX: Depths of grief

DAY SEVEN: Forever changed but never alone

BLOG: Writer Elizabeth Leland on this series

MAP: Afghanistan overview
Her scrapbook
Video: Elizabeth Woods treasures her scrapbook that chronicles life with her husband Brian.
The last video
Video: Elizabeth discusses the last video she made of Brian before he left. More: Home movies
The call
Video: She knew all was well when she heard from Brian. Then one day, the phone didn't ring.
Brian's memorial
Video: Honored in St. Louis. Song "A Soldier's Last Ride" featured. Elizabeth moves forward


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