A Sad and Beautiful Story in One

Just one week before Chris Harris’s Aug. 2 death at the age of 25 due to an improved explosive device (IED), Britt Harris told her husband she was expecting their first child. ... Britt Harris wanted a way to keep Chris Harris’s fellow soldiers close to their child, so she decided to let them in on a secret.
“I asked if they’d like to be the first to know the gender and they were really excited,” she said. “I told them I would ship confetti poppers or something and they could be the first to know and feel included.”