There was ground fire as Lt. J.G. Steve Owen Musselman ejected from the A7C Navy jet he was flying that September day. Military reports indicated that his parachute had opened, but that he had floated to the earthen quilt below through a barrage of artillery fire. Beyond that, his fate was unknown.
Holding to hope beyond what others thought realistically probable, the woman who pinned his Navy wings upon his chest knew with all certainty that the love and friendship that bound their souls would lead her to the other side of the world in search of answers, in search of him.
This compelling true story that evidences the triumph and resiliency of the human spirit is about where love leads if we lead with love.
It reveals the best of what endures, what survives, if we make choice of it, beyond forgiveness in the wake of death and relinquishment and war. Courageous compassion bridges diversity and makes path for peace. Patriotism and higher-called responsibility take precedence over personal agendas.
Compassion's Thread evidences how the tapestry of humanity is enhanced and strengthened by our individual choices.