Asian Mom of Slain Soldier Not allowed in Gold Star
Everyone agrees that Ligaya Lagman is a Gold Star mother, part of the long line of mournful women whose sons or daughters gave their lives for their country. Her 27-year-old son, Army Staff Sgt. Anthony Lagman, was killed last year in Afghanistan, but American Gold Star Mothers Inc., has rejected Lagman, a Filipino, for membership because _ though a permanent resident and a taxpayer _ she is not a U.S. citizen.
Slain Soldier's Mom Rejected by Gold Star