Friends for Life is a story of two women who were strangers brought together through the yearlong deployment of the infamous Deuce Four Stryker Brigade to Mosul, Iraq. Patti, the mother of Army medic Jon, and Jennifer, sister of infantry soldier James, forged a dear friendship as their soldiers fought to stay alive in one of the most dangerous cities in Iraq. After meeting online, Patti and Jennifer joined forces at home to support their soldiers and comfort each other while their boys battled in the fierce fight to secure Mosul. Over a year later, Patti and Jennifer finally met in person and truly became friends for life. This book is full of emotional stories from the battlefront and the home front and also includes many resources for military families.