Mrs McClintock became a Gold Star Wife on 05 January 2016 when her husband, Green Beret SFC Matthew Quinn McClintock was KIA in Afghanistan. Their child was only a few months old at the time. In the face of so much pain and grief, she is courageous in making sure other families are cared for.
From the website: The McClintock foundation is a registered domestic nonprofit foundation that exists to answer one simple call. To help our Special Operations families when they come under a time of need.
She has shared her story through social media to let others know that they are not alone.
In one moment, she became a widow and a single mother. Her determination to raise her child to know about his father and share their story with everyone is the definition of courage and fight. Her aim is to show the world what Gold Star Families go through and to honor those that have given their lives to this country.
As a new non profit, this monetary award and recognition would be a huge boost to the foundation. The money would be there to help a family, should another member of the Special Operations community make the ultimate sacrifice.
Mrs McClintock travels from her home in Washington state to Arlington National Cemetery to make sure her son Declan can visit with his father and honor those that have given their life for our freedom. I don't know Alexandra personally. I came to know her on social media through a mutal friend and I stand in awe of her strength, determination, and courage.