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
Ian & Sally

Our only child Robert "Ian" Leatherwood is 21 years old and is serving with the 2-505 PIR (Parachute Infantry Regiment), 82nd Airborne Division in Samarrah Iraq. He volunteered to join the Army because he wanted to make a difference. I of course hesitated because I knew he would end up in Iraq, but I support him and his decision to join 110%. He and all the soldiers are very precious and I pray for their safe return every day, as I hope all Americans do.

The photo was taken recently 4/21/07 when he came home for his 2-week leave. One of our dogs, Sally, came up to shake his had and give him a smile. I'm not sure people realize how the soldiers' pets miss them too.

-- Leslie Leatherwood of Valle De Oro, Texas
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