We have all seen them. Whether in the news or on YouTube, we see the images of a man or woman in uniform, returning home from combat. It is clear that the family member is unaware of what is about to happen. A son, daughter, wife, girlfriend or parents – the response is the same. Confusion, astonishment, elation, relief and, almost always, tears. When a deployed service member returns home from combat, there is unmistakable joy.

For some, homecoming is not a celebratory moment. Instead, service members are reunited with their loved ones in a hospital room. The homecoming is unexpected and unplanned – a knock on the door or an unwanted phone call jars them into a new reality.

For a fourth consecutive year ASA will sponsor Hope For The Warriors® – Run For The Warriors®, this time in San Francisco, on Sunday, October 13. This...

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