Idaho parents sue for answers from Air Force about death of 19-year-old daughter
On Wednesday, Adelia Sue Anderson recalled last seeing her daughter at Christmas in 2010, two months before she shipped out to Guam. Though Guam would be 17 time zones and worlds away from Orofino, Kelsey was looking forward to its warm climate and beaches.
She had a plan. After winning $72,000 in college GI Bill assistance, she told her parents she wanted to serve her country for four years and then go to college, possibly to earn a degree as a veterinarian's assistant. It was also a chance for her to write a new chapter in the family's history of military service: Her father, uncles and grandfathers had served.
"She was the first girl, between my family and the Anderson family, who ever went into the service," Adelia Sue Anderson said. "She wanted to put her time in, get her money for an education, and then go on with her life."
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