Staff Sgt. Tracy Dice not considered war widow, despite loss of wife in Afghanistan
By DREW BROOKS
The Fayetteville Observer
Published: January 20, 2013
RAEFORD - Clutching a copy of her marriage certificate and racked with grief, Tracy Dice steeled herself for a battle.
Dice had just received a call from her in-laws, summoning her to their Hoke County home.
Dice knew what lay ahead. Her wife, fellow National Guard member Donna Rae Johnson, failed to call her that October morning from Khost, Afghanistan. Worse, Dice learned through the Internet that three unidentified soldiers had been killed in the same area hours earlier.
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This story originally reported in October.
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