Written by Natalie DiBlasio for USA Today
More than 100 people, including retired general George Casey, the 36th chief of staff of the Army, joined Cruden, 48, of Bayonne, N.J., on Sunday at an annual ceremony to recognize their fallen dads.
“I was 3 when my father died, and my sister was born while my father was in Vietnam, so she never even met him,” Cruden said, holding back tears. “I always hated Father’s Day. Everyone is buying their dads cards and ties. I never could.”
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