A central Ohio woman whose husband died while serving with the United States Army in Iraq is working to make a difference for other Gold Star families.
Brittnay McCall lost her husband, U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel McCall, when he was killed in action while deployed in Iraq in 2007.
“He was one of those soldiers that joined after 9/11, which I think in itself says a lot about him,” she said. “He loved what he did and was very proud of his service.”
Brittnay turned her grief into action by becoming a Survivor Outreach Services Coordinator with the Ohio National Guard. She helps ensure family members of those killed in action have support during their time of need. The program not only helps families process the loss of their loved ones but also updates them on health care changes, scholarship opportunities and financial assistance programs.
“I think I was kind of searching for what to do in life,” Brittnay said. “Last May, I became one of the Survivor Outreach Services coordinators.”
Brittnay said working as an outreach coordinator has turned her life around and that the program has helped her and many others like her to realize they are not alone.
Watch Brittnay’s full interview with Hattie Hawks above.