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A Journal for Jordan - A Story of Love and Honor

Dana Canedy

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In 2005, First Sergeant Charles Monroe King began to write what would become a two-hundred-page journal for his son in case he did not make it home from the war in Iraq. Charles King, forty-eight, was killed on October 14, 2006, when an improvised explosive device detonated under his Humvee on an isolated road near Baghdad. His son, Jordan, was seven months old. A Journal for Jordan is a mother's letter to her son-fierce in its honesty-about the father he lost before he could even speak. It is also a father's advice and prayers for the son he will never know. A father figure to the soldiers under his command, Charles moved naturally into writing to his son. In neat block letters, he counseled him on everything from how to withstand disappointment and deal with adversaries to how to behave on a date. And he also wrote, from his tent, of recovering a young soldier's body, piece by piece, from a tank-and the importance of honoring that young man's life. He finished the journal two months before his death while home on a two-week leave, so intoxicated with love for his infant son that he barely slept. Finally, this is the story of Dana and Charles together-two seemingly mismatched souls who loved each other deeply. She was a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor for the New York Times who struggled with her weight. He was a decorated military officer with a sculpted body who got his news from television. She was impatient, brash, and cynical about love. He was excruciatingly shy and stubborn, and put his military service before anything else. In these pages, we relive with Dana the slow unfolding of their love, their decision to become a family, the chilling news that Charles has been deployed to Iraq, and the birth of their son. In perhaps the most wrenching chapter in the book, Dana recounts her search for answers about Charles's death. Unsatisfied with the army's official version of what happened and determined to uncover the truth, she pored over summaries of battalion operations reports and drew on her well-honed re

Language:

English

Length:

5h 16m


Chapters

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Introduction
Introduction

00:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:16


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:27


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:03


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:56


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:07


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:40


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:29


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:05


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:35


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:56


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:45


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:37


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:35


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:34


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:34


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:23


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:36


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:16


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:34


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:45


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:22


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:01


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:08


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:47


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:24


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:49