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Grief turns to action

On Veterans Day and throughout the year, parents who have lost children to war channel their loss into minimizing troops' pain and injury

Denise Gionet, whose son Daniel died in Iraq, used to send him packages with her homemade jerky, his favorite. Now, in his memory, she continues to make it and send it to those fighting in Iraq. She received this flag in the mail today from one of the guys to thanks her for the packages. The photo behind her is of her daughter who enlisted in the Navy and just finished bootcamp. Denise Gionet, whose son Daniel died in Iraq, used to send him packages with her homemade jerky, his favorite. Now, in his memory, she continues to make it and send it to those fighting in Iraq. She received this flag in the mail today from one of the guys to thanks her for the packages. The photo behind her is of her daughter who enlisted in the Navy and just finished bootcamp. (Globe Staff Photo / Michele McDonald)
By Christine McConville
Globe Staff / November 11, 2007

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Her back hurts and her kitchen's a mess, but Denise Gionet won't be slowing down anytime soon. She's got 200 pounds of beef to slice, marinate, and then dehydrate. (Full article: 991 words)

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