When Our Blue Star Turned Gold

When Our Blue Star Turned Gold chronicles the life of the Burgess family after their son, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Bryan A. Burgess, is killed in combat in Afghanistan. This book is also dedicated to educate the reader on the families left behind when their hero pays the ultimate price for freedom.

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When Our Blue Star Turned Gold chronicles the life of the Burgess family after their son, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Bryan A. Burgess, is killed in combat in Afghanistan.

Grief wrestles with Honor as the Burgess family tries to make sense of a haunting premonition of Bryan’s death and the struggle to memorialize his sacrifice in a nation that is not entirely grateful.

When Our Blue Star Turned Gold tells how their world changed and how they adapted to a life of grief and turned it into a way to honor a life lost.

The reader will discover the horrors of war and how those horrors follow sons and daughters for the rest of their lives.

On their journey, the Burgesses encounter amazing people and learn other stories of heroism. They learn of their son’s heroism through the men that fought by his side. They learn of the weight of war. They learn the weight of loss. They learn how to lighten that load through sharing their son’s story.

The Burgesses also learn of the lack of support for Gold Star parents and by creating their own organization make connections and bonds with other Gold Star parents that are dealing with the loss of a son or daughter.

Through trial and error, they have obtained a network of friends and organizations who have become like family to them. They learned the hard way of what can be said and what should not be said to any person grieving an unexpected loss.

When Our Blue Star Turned Gold educates the reader on the families left behind when their hero pays the ultimate price for freedom.

Additional information

Weight 1.70 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × .7 in

1 review for When Our Blue Star Turned Gold

  1. Joe Burgey

    I don’t ever recall meeting Bryan in person, however I have the privilege of being a part of Terry and Beth’s extended family. I am a slow reader and because of that I don’t like to read much. I got my copy of When Our Blue Star Turned Gold in the mail yesterday and couldn’t put it down. I finished it today. My wife and I have given out copies of The Hornets Nest as Christmas or birthday gifts to family and friends, I now plan on giving copies of this book as gifts. Thank you Terry for sharing your story.

    • goldstarparent

      Thank you so very much, Joe! You leave me speechless and you know how hard that is to do! Thank you!

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This website When Our Blue Star Turned Gold tells SSG Bryan Burgess’ story and to honor his sacrifice while helping other Gold Star families navigate their own journeys and inspire them to tell their stories so others will understand and appreciate the true cost of freedom. 

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