When Melinda Kane’s oldest son Jeremy started talking about joining the Marine Corps, the Cherry Hill resident was upset and worried. Jeremy was still in high school, and Kane wanted him to wait at least until he finished college. They fought, they argued. Eventually, Melinda, her husband, and Jeremy sought the advice of psychologist Dr. Dan Gottlieb, to figure out how to deal with their situation.
Last week, Gottlieb and Melinda Kane sat down to talk about what has happened since those sessions several years ago. Lance Cpl. Jeremy Kane died in January of 2010 when a suicide bomber attacked members of the Marines’ 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.
This conversation was produced and edited by WHYY’s Behavioral Health reporter Maiken Scott.