by Caryn Haller
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September 27, 2012
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Gold Star Mothers never forget

The day Sally Wiley replaced the blue star on her flag with a gold star was the darkest day of her life.

Her son, Sean Diamond, was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq on Feb. 15, 2009.

"It was the saddest, worst thing that ever happened in my life. There's no way to describe what it's like losing a child," Wiley said. "It's gut-wrenching. You can't believe it, and you can't understand it."

The Wiley's are one of a few military families in the Valley to have lost a child during wartime.

"We're a very small group here," Wiley …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 28, 2012 11:48AM Published Sep 27, 2012 07:23PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.