This is Deanna Sartors first Memorial Day as a gold star wife. Sgt. Major James “Ryan” Sartor, who died during combat in Afghanistan July 2019 was on one of his last missions with his team where he got shot. Originally, she planned to show up for her husband during the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where his name would be added to the Special Operation Fallen Soldier Memorial. However, due to COVID-19 the ceremony was cancelled. But this did not stop her, she decided to honor him by walking 7 miles along with his friends and family on Highway 24.