When America’s patriots pay the ultimate price,
we are here to pick up the slack.
On January 16, 2019, three American service members died in a suicide bombing at a restaurant in northern Syria. A military contractor and 15 others lost their lives in the attack. Many others were injured.
The United States Military lost a Green Beret, a Navy Seal and a Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician that day.
Their families lost everything.
Four-year-old twins, a nine-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl lost their father, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan Robert Farmer. Their mother, Tabitha, lost the love of her life.
Jonathan and Tabitha had dreams for their family that, together, they were turning into a reality. Like so many families who’ve dedicated their lives to serving our nation, the Farmers made sacrifices many of us couldn’t imagine during his 14-year career, including a dozen deployments.
They leaned on each other, their families and friends. They looked forward to texts and new pictures, FaceTimed when they could and celebrated life’s milestones as a family, even if from afar.
Tabitha prepared herself and her children for long deployments, sleepless nights and the sacrifices of war.
What she couldn’t possibly have prepared herself for was that knock on the door.
In an instant her life would never be the same, her children changed forever, and the dreams she and her warrior had for their family were in shambles. So as the casualty officer spoke, she forged a path forward in the words Jon would whisper to her before each deployment…
“You got this…”