"By CHERYL KUCK
Published: February 17, 2010
PLANT CITY - Jo Ann Ross is one of many area mothers who knows the joy of welcoming home a loved one from dangerous duty on foreign soil.
Her sons, Army Spc. Austin Matthew and Army Capt. Chris Matthew, along with Chris' wife, Army Capt. Katie Matthew, have served in Iraq, Afghanistan or both. All three returned to the States safely.
As she awaited their safe return, Ross found support from the Blue Star Mothers of America, a nonpartisan, nonpolitical organization of mothers who have, or have had, children serving in the military."
Blue Star moms' homefront aid: