Growing up in a military family is never easy. Often times it involves a lot of moving around, being away from a parent for long periods of time, and living a lifestyle that a lot of people don’t understand. The one thing that can make all of that even harder, is when you lose someone you love as a casualty of war.
To help children who lose loved ones in combat, Major Kent Solheim, a special operations service member who lost his right leg when he was seriously wounded in combat in Iraq in 2007, created the Gold Star Teen Adventures summer program.
Realizing that if he would have not survived his accident in 2007 he would have still wanted his two children to know the brotherhood of the special operations community, Solheim created Gold Star Teen Adventures.