Fallen Heroes: Meals of Honor

By helping her son's comrades, Mary Stea has

By helping her son's comrades, Mary Stea has found the recipe for healing her broken heart. "All I know is I am at my happiest when I'm cooking for them because I feel like I'm cooking for Daniel," she says.

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A Suffolk mother whose son survived combat in Iraq only to die on the homefront is committed to helping other soldiers who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Two years ago, Mary Stea, of Commack, began the long, painful journey of learning how to live without her only child and best friend. Her son, Army Spc. Daniel Stea, died after losing his battle with the emotional wounds of war.


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