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Littleton mother prepares to honor her son with 22,000-foot climb

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LITTLETON, Colo. (KDVR)– A Littleton Mother is preparing to make a powerful journey in honor of her son Jake, a fallen Marine.

Krista Meinert and her daughter Randi plan to climb the highest mountain in the western hemisphere, Aconcagua in Argentina.

“I think the whole thing is about the process,” Krista said.

Walking a mile in her shoes would give you the kind of perspective most of us couldn’t imagine.

“Losing a child, you can’t put words into it.”

Her son, Jake, was a fire team leader with the Marine Corps was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010.

“He stepped on an IED they couldn’t get to him right away. So he ended up dying in the helicopter on the way to the…

Alliyah Sims

2023-11-19 22:25:14

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