Johnson, when Trump called. Dillon Baldridge, who was gunned down by an Afghan police officer along with two other soldiers in June, told the Washington Post he did receive a call from President Trump after his son's death, but never received the $25,000 he said Trump offered him. (Obama had not, but invited Kelly, who became a Marine general, to a breakfast for Gold Star families.) Kelly has always been private about the pain of that loss.
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"If you look at President Obama and other presidents, majority didn't make calls". They were laid out in her family room on Wednesday showing her son Sgt. Joseph Hunt's service overseas.
"But I think she started something", Graham told reporters. I generally hold my powder. Relatives of two also confirmed they did not get letters.
"I know President Obama and Michelle Obama have really spent a lot of times with the families of the fallen - and I've seen President Trump in action. Somebody noticed", she said.
"It doesn't matter if I hear from the White House or not".
Flipping through the letters isn't just a reminder for Hunt, she says it makes her grateful, "Their daddy died a hero".
Back in 2005 and in the years to come after her son's death, Hunt says she was invited to meet President Bush.
Kelly criticized a Florida congresswoman for listening to the president's phone call to the family. "They're making this into a contest", said Sarah Roberge.