15 Sep '18, 2am

Dear @chadgarland⁩, This nailed all Dad Feels. Well-done, boss. This story is all heart. https://t.co/kzcszYUQK9

When James Riney’s mother took him shopping for bedding to outfit his room in their new house, the 4-year-old considered a few options: sharks, dinosaurs, comic book superheroes. He passed on all three. “Can we do superheroes like my daddy?” James asked. Sgt. Douglas Riney, 26, was shot and killed by a suspected Taliban infiltrator in Afghanistan nearly two years ago. James barely remembers him, his mother Kylie Riney said, but his awe for him and others in uniform has been shaped by memorials and ceremonies he’s attended since his father was killed. Earlier this month, she put out a call on social media for military or public safety uniform patches to use to decorate his room in their house in Farmington, Ill. So far, one package of patches has arrived, she told Stars and Stripes on Wednesday, shortly after popular Facebook page “U.S. Army WTF! Moments” shared her request...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/douglas-riney-died-in-afghan...

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