Since he was 6, David LaDart wanted to follow family tradition and join the military. His grandfather served in the Navy during WWII and in Korea. His uncles served, too.
Growing up in Pasco County, Robert Allen liked playing with GI Joes and dressing up like a soldier, says his mother, Cathy Sprigg. "He always wanted to be in the Army," she recalls, sitting in the dining room of her Dade City home.
For several months, Debbie McLean and Cathy Sprigg continued to suffer in virtual solitude.