Family, friends, and sometimes even troops themselves send I-Report salutes nearly every day to U.S. military serving their country away from home. Take a look below as family and friends share stories of the troops they love.
Monday, May 28, 2007
There is a big group of folks that we are overlooking with our salutes. Civil Service, of which my husband, Ron, (4th from right, front row) is one of. He is 63 years old , retired U.S. Army but still involved. He has served in Bosnia, Kuwait (2), IRAQ (2). These men wear the same uniform as our active duty soldiers, just a different hat. They are exposed to the same dangers though most of them do not carry weapons. They are there to support our soldiers. These are great men and women and deserve recognition too. As an Army wife I can identify with these family members that are dealing with this today. This photo was taken in 2003, he returned home in Feb 2004. He went right back, only to Iraq in May 2004, and again in January 2005. He has been home since then, working at Ft. Stewart supporting 3rd ID. He is also the love of my life and my husband of 40 Years.
-- Linda Wilson of Lyons, Georgia
On CNN TVEvery weekday morning on Headline News' Morning Express, anchor Robin Meade and her team do a shout-out to U.S. troops by showing off photos and videos sent in by their loved ones. Tune in every hour between 6 and 10 a.m. to see the salutes on air, or click through the archives on this page.
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