Captain Brian S Letendre

The Golden Star USA Foundation

Founded by Gold Star Widow, Autumn Letendre, The Golden Star USA Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Fishers, Indiana serving America’s active duty and honorably discharged troops and their dependents.


To provide pre- through post-deployment/war support, literature, lectures, financing, and education to our active duty and honorably discharged military service members and their dependents.


To provide education, resources, and pre-through post-deployment support to our active duty and honorably discharged armed forces personnel and their dependents.


To provide invaluable support to our nation's military families in order to assist them in dealing with the unique stresses placed on them by deployments, combat, and day-to-day military life.

Autumn Letendre

Autumn Letendre is the President of The Golden Star USA Foundation. She currently lives in the greater Indianapolis area with her young son, Dillon.

On May 3, 2006, Autumn was informed that her husband and Dillon’s father, Captain Brian Letendre, had been killed in Al Anbar Province Iraq.

Over the past few years Autumn has learned to turn her tragedy into triumph which led to the creation of her company and non-profit organization.