THE FALLEN: 10 years after Pfc. Jesse Givens died, his family still mourns

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Thursday, August 8,2003-photo by Jerilee Bennett-Melissa Givens was near the end of her pregnancy with her son, Carson, when her husband went overseas to fight in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Her husband, Jesse Givens, was the first soldier from Ft. Carson to die in the war. Taking care of a newborn by herself, as well as her five-year-old, Dakota, is very challenging during her grieving process. She calms down Carson's crying with a bottle in her living room.
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