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Military & Veterans' Issues

Cheryl Rex,right, is comforted by her mother, Clarinda Montsuoka, near the grave of Rex's son at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Orange County, California. Lance Corporal Dylan Merola was killed in Afghanistan in August 2021.
Steve Walsh
American Homefront
Cheryl Rex's son Dylan was among the last U.S. victims of the Afghanistan war. In the months since his death, she's visited his grave almost every day.