U.S. Army Sgt. Charles Monroe King died in Iraq four years ago, but the 200-page journal he wrote for his son Jordan lives through hand-written letters.

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His fiance Dana Canady, an editor with the New York Times, preserved his letters in a published book entitled A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor. In this interview, she reveals why a hand-written letter speaks louder than any other form of communication, and why she’s considering writing a sequel to the book.

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