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Retreat helps women heal, honors fallen
Annual event attracts women from all over the country
W Widows Retreat
The Statesboro Fire Department served as part of the 2017 annual retreat for Military Widow Memoirs. The group meets regularly to share support. Shown here are Battalion Chief Steven Morris, Ben Adams, Jay McKnight, Lt. Derek Stoddard and Robert Telgen, all with SFD; and Dana Hubbell, Shanette Booker, Stacia Harris, Maria Durden, Griselle Arizmendias, Stephanie Orasing, Stacy Wilson and Reagan Gibbs. - photo by Photos courtesy of Dana Hubbell
In August 2011, Shanette Booker’s world changed after the loss of her husband, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andre Booker. He died at home. “I never thought I would become a widow at the age of 30, and never did I think for one moment that I would not be able to grow old with my husband,” she said.
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