On Oct. 4, it will be 12 years since Abingdon resident Marie Moudry’s only son was killed.
Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Moudry was 31 years old and planning to be married in that spring.
He’d been in the Army 12 ½ years when he was killed in Taji, Iraq.
The sacrifices of Moudry’s mother along with other Maryland Gold Star Mothers — mothers who have lost children during combat — were honored Sunday at a Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day brunch at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Gold Star Mother’s Day is Sept. 30.
It was the largest gathering ever of Gold Star Mothers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, where a Living Legacy Forest is being created to honor the members of...