Transcript for This Memorial Day weekend, honoring those who lost their lives in non-combat accidents
This Memorial Day we honor those who died in service to our nation those who have sacrificed their lives on the battlefield and off. This past year has seen a string of deadly training accidents and this morning we want to remember two of those who were lost. Here's a patriotic one of her. Catherine spent most of her life around Fort Bragg North Carolina. There was an army brat she kept on your toes he didn't know what she is in this day wishes gonna do know. We both always joked that we would never join I mean she and went all the way to London to go to grad school she said she wasn't gonna do it. Which was always patriotic. But she became ferociously patriotic and called me up Monday and said dad I wanna be like Q1. Join the army via helicopter pilot. I never thought that anything would happen until at least she went overseas. It's something like what happened never even crossed my mind. I got a phone call from her acting to carrying commander. And they're. Doing a search for. After about five days a it's pretty much it. I didn't believe it until they showed up at our house in uniform. He has fair mean it wasn't possible south. Personally I I didn't it would happen to us we'll leave it did happen to us and hands it just doesn't happen in combat and I think a lot of people. Don't realize that. Turning to use. Step back and think what have I done it my life and insanely she makes you want and take advantage of every day. My name is Karen bushel and on the mother at Kevin bushel. He grew up in his home his memory is every in every room at this home. He wanted to travel he he just had. A drive to see the world and he was able to do that with the navy's. McCain met Jenny in Spain. And they were married in Gibraltar. And they love Spain they absurd that did none of us wanted him to join. But he was persistent once he made the commitment and I knew that he was going to go forward with this we were all behind. When Kevin went away from boot camp and it was the longest. Time if ever been away from home. My mom and I went to Great Lakes for his. Graduation. And we were blown away. He home but the man on a mission. It was a Sunday and we. We're sitting watching TV and I got a text from my cousin and she said that there had been an accident. They knocked on the door. And I remember. Want to shaking. And that's when they told us that he was one of the missing. In the short you know 26 years that he list. I know that she was more in this 26 years than some people do. And a lifetime we wouldn't have gotten to see. The wonderful person he grew up to be at that Canada and for the main thing. And then following history. Already this year more than forty service members have been killed the majority of them in noncombat accidents. We'll remember all those lives lost this memorial they.
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