July 4, 2013
By James Elzie, Survivor Outreach Services
Fort Hood and III Corps have reserved 37 designated parking spaces for use by Families of the fallen at on-post public facilities.
Families of the fallen members are widows, widowers, parents and siblings of service members who lost their lives while serving on active duty.
The intent of the designated parking is to honor and recognize the sacrifice of Family members who have lost a loved one in military service. The reserved parking also serves as a means to promote awareness and educate the military community on Families of the fallen.
Survivor Outreach Services is the official Army program that provides long-term support to surviving Families of fallen Soldiers. SOS is staffed with support coordinators and a financial counselor to provide support through the grief process, coordinate support groups, provide information and referrals services and coordinate other services upon request.