by Glenda Hyde With Ben Flores And The Boys' Parents



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/24/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 154
ISBN : 9781665567077
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 154
ISBN : 9781665567879
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 154
ISBN : 9781665567084

About the Book

On March 7, 2009, the promising life of First Lieutenant Daniel Hyde was tragically cut short during the Iraq War. Daniel was an extraordinary individual and his untimely death left a tremendous void for all who knew him. While those closest to him will never truly recover from his loss, they have found resolve in carrying on his legacy: to continue mission, or “Charlie Mike” in military vernacular. Daniel’s Escort Officer had the difficult and emotional task of bringing his dear friend, a fallen soldier, home to his family. He provides a vivid account of his experience and reflects on what Daniel’s life and death have meant to him. Fourteen baby boys from across the country have one common thread: Daniel’s name. Within these pages, the boys’ parents reveal the impact Daniel had on their lives and their motivation to name a child in remembrance of him. A beautiful story revealing tragedy transforming to hope when powered by legacy and a desire to pay tribute. The life of Daniel Hyde continues through the many people he inspired. Those that knew Daniel, Charlie Mike in his honor.

About the Author

Glenda Hyde earned an Associate of Arts degree in general education from Modesto Junior College. She built and operated an in-home day care, worked as a paraprofessional in special education, and coached high school cheerleading for thirteen years. Glenda lives in Las Vegas, NV, with her husband, Brian. Their daughter Andrea also lives in Las Vegas. Ben Flores is an active-duty Army officer with over 15 years of military service. He has served in a variety of assignments in the infantry and has three combat deployments, two to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. In 2009 he served as the Escort Officer for Daniel Hyde after Daniel was killed in action in Iraq. Ben graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2007. He currently lives in Honolulu, HI, with his wife and two children.