How do parents of adult children deal with the stress and uncertainty when their child volunteers to go off to war?
Jean Cicero is married to a police officer, now retired. She said it was no surprise that her son, Rick, joined the Army and served in the first Gulf War or that he became a police officer when he returned home.
“It was kind of hard to decide which was more difficult, which made me crazier,” Jean said. “I would talk to him and he’d go ‘Mom, you’ve got to be brave because if you’re brave then I’m brave.’”