The mother of an Army captain killed in Afghanistan earlier this year is refashioning her Port Angeles bed and breakfast to offer getaways to families of fallen soldiers, the Peninsula Daily News reports today.
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Betsy Reed Schultz knows all too well how it feels to lose a loved one in the armed forces.
There’s the overwhelming grief but also the profound sense of gratitude for those who stand by military families in their time of loss.
And five months after her son, Army Capt. Joseph Schultz, was killed in Afghanistan at the age of 36, she’s ready to pay it forward.
Schultz is planning to turn her former Port Angeles bed and breakfast, The Tudor Inn, into the Capt. Joseph House to serve as a getaway for families of fallen soldiers.
The idea came to Schultz during one of many sleepless nights following the death of her son, a decorated Green Beret who had served in the administrations of former Gov. Gray Davis of California and former President Bill Clinton.
“I had to do something as a mother to honor Joseph” and other fallen soldiers, she said while sitting in the living room of her Tudor-style home, decorated with her son’s photos and military awards.