Note: This story was last updated April 10.
A chaplain and another military representative knocked on her door at about 10:35 p.m. Saturday.
Joyce Ward of Oak Ridge knew why there were there.
She learned that her son, Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Ward, 24, had died in southern Afghanistan on Saturday morning helping a diplomat and two other soldiers deliver books to children in Zabul province when their vehicle was hit by an explosion.
“He is a hero,” Joyce Ward said. “He gave his life. He put himself in the line of fire to protect others.” [Read more…]