A Family's Sacrifice


Grieving the loss of soldier sons

Dena (left) and Jimmy Lloyd listen while Patti Sells (not pictured) reads an evocative poem in Sells’ office at her house in Sulphur Springs. The poem was sent to her from a supporter of the annual Warrior Run that Sells organizes. Staff photo by Jillian Smith
If anyone asks, these family members who have lost their sons in service to their country will gladly discuss their grief, to tell their sons’ stories, to talk about how it feels to lose a child in battle. In fact, they encourage questions about their journeys to heal. Jimmy and Dena Lloyd’s son, U.S. Army SSgt. Chad Lloyd, was a member of the 4th Infantry Division stationed out of Fort Hood. He…

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