Marine Gunnery Sergeant Phil Jordan was a veteran of the first Gulf War, a soldier's soldier.
This week, his body came home from the current Gulf War. And for wife, Amanda, it was devastating. Correspondent Mika Brzezinski reports for 48 Hours.
"It's like it's happening to somebody else," she said. "It's not happening to us."
Phil and Amanda first met nine years ago, in a whirlwind courtship. Their marriage blossomed, and along came their baby, Tyler. Amanda said Tyler was so proud of his father for what he did, that he put him on a pedestal.
In his letters home, Phil always had a message for Tyler, who is now 6 years old.
The last letter arrived several days after Phil's death.
Aired: 4 Apr 2003