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'Magical Stranger': A pilot's son chases the ghost of his father




Cover of Stephen Rodrick's book
Cover of Stephen Rodrick's book "The Magical Stranger."
Cover of Stephen Rodrick's book
Author Stephen Rodrick.
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Memorial Day is a federal holiday remembering the men and women who have died while serving our country's military. Most of those men and women have families who may be observing Memorial Day in a more somber way.

The families of soldiers who don't come back alive are left holding on to memories of who they were even if sometimes those memories are not always too clear. Stephen Rodrick lost his father when he was 13. For most of his life to that point, Stephen's dad was gone 200 days of the year and his death left him with holes that would take decades to fill.

Stephen Rodrick's writes about this in his new book called "The Magical Stranger: A Son's Journey into his Father's Life."