Americans in Wartime Experience

Barbara Benard

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Barbara Benard's son, United States Army SFC Brent A. Adams was killed while serving in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom on 1 December 2005.  He was a member of the Army National Guard, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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