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Dozens of Father's Days; Decades of Grief

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        Christopher Kenneth Frison is seven months old.

 

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          He's too young to understand Father's Day.

 

          And he's certainly far too young to be able to get an allowance or a job to buy a card and a nice gift.

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          He isn't too young to be able to hug his father.

 

          But he won't ever be able to do that again. Not today. Not next year. Not ever.

 

          His father, 1st Lt. Demetrius M. Frison, a parachutist and infantry officer, was killed in Khost province, Afghanistan, May 10. He was 26 years old.

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          His widow, Mikki, told the Lancaster New Era that she and Demetrius first met in Middle School in Philadelphia, attended different high schools, and then went to Millersville University in 2003. Both graduated with degrees in psychology. They married in March 2009, a month before he joined the Army. Christopher was born November 17, 2010. At that time, Frison, who had trained at Fort Benning, Ga., was stationed at Fort Knox, Ky.

 

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