A Sergeant in the House Children's book military injury loss of leg armWe’re interviewing Betty Turnbull, Author of “A Sergeant in the House” where she tells the story of Lenny who desperately wants a puppy. His father is in the military, the family must move frequently, and Lenny is still very young to care for an animal, so Lenny strikes a bargain: When his daddy becomes a sergeant, Lenny can have a puppy. When his father is deployed to war, Lenny learns what it means to be responsible, to care for his family, and to help around the house. A dreaded phone call brings the news that Lenny’s father has been injured and is being sent home. When Lenny’s father explains that this means he’ll never become a sergeant, Lenny realizes that what he truly wants is his daddy–puppy or no puppy.

In honor of our military men and women, children’s author Betty Turnbull has partnered with Hope For The Warriors®, agreeing to donate all of her author’s royalties from A Sergeant in the House. Hope For The Warriors® is an organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.

Next we’re talking about the new Dress Blues for females and the cost of uniform research between the services.

New Women's Dress Blues, photo courtesy of the Marine Corps Times.

New Women’s Dress Blues, photo courtesy of the Marine Corps Times.

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