Jul 28, 2020
In this episode of the Conservative Business Journal Podcast, John Di Lemme interviews Char Westfall about her new book, A Beautiful Tragedy: A Navy SEAL Widow's Permission to Grieve and a Prescription for Hope.
During this inspirational podcast, Char shares...
→ When she met her late husband, Jacques Fontan, and his journey to become a SEAL when she was finishing college
→ The night he proposed marriage after he graduated from Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S)
→ How she grew up as a Navy brat and Jacques had been in the Navy for a while
→ Her father's advice for her as a Navy wife
→ What happened on June 28, 2005, nineteen U.S. service members perished in the mountains of Afghanistan. Char's husband, Navy SEAL Jacques Fontan, was one of those killed. The mission was Operation Red Wings.
→ How she was told that Jacques was killed and her feeling that something wasn't right before she actually found out
→ Who told her that her Jacques was killed in action and why that was important to Jacques
→ How her anger and loss of faith almost destroyed her life
→ When she met her new husband, Drew, and how he got her to go back to church to open her heart to God
→ While she doesn't understand why Jacques was killed, she knows God was with her during the darkest times
→ How she figured out she wasn't defined by the tragedy and why she decided to honor Jacques by living her life
→ How she met Drew, married, and had children and why/how Drew supported her journey to overcome the pain of losing Jacques and continuing to honor the fallen
→ How the lone survivor of the mission, Marcus Luttrell, continues to honor the fallen and support military members and their families
→ What the American flag means to her as a symbol of freedom
Plus so much more!