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.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
'Miss him every minute of every day'

This is my fiance, Cpl. Dallas D. Miller (top, second from the right, wearing glasses) and his squad out at sea. They're all in infantry and will be arriving at Iraq any day. ... My fiance has been out on ship for almost one and a half months. It's been the hardest thing I've ever had to deal with.

I won't be able to see him for 6 more months, at least. I pray for him and the other troops every day. I'm waiting for his safe return so that we may get married and begin our lives together with my 8-year-old son in Austin, Texas. I miss him every minute of every day!

-- Natalie Hernandez of Lake Forest, California
Natalie,

God Bless you and your fiance. People have varying opinions about this war, but the commitment and honor of men and women who serve there needs to be recognized. The press and public do not realize the sacrifices our men and women over there are making. I pray for the safe return of your man all the others deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
God Bless, Kurt
You're making me cry.

What a great post, Natalie.

I'm so proud of your fiance for serving our country and for sacrificing so much.

Hopefully he and his squad will read this and feel the gratitude and pride of the nation they are fighting for.

Blessings to you, your son, and your fiance,

Dr. Clare Albright
Psychologist
Natalie,

Thanks for your post, my brother is in the bottom right of the pic. I will be praying for all of them.

Do you have the full resolution picture? If you do, could you email it to mario.ricci at gmail dot com?

Mario
I want to tell everyone thank you for taking the time to look at this site. I did not expect it to get around the way it did or at all for that matter. I'm so happy that families and friends have had a chance to see this picture.

However, I must point out an obvious mistake. My description of Dallas' location in this picture was wrong. He is on the top row, second from the right. I was unaware of my mistake until they called me and asked about it! My apologies for any confusion.

Everyone in my life has been so supportive and I am very thankful. It means so much to me. My heart goes out to everyone in this picture and the families as well.
ALSO, THANK YOU TO ALL YOU MEN (AND WOMEN) OUT THERE FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO. WE ARE ALL WAITING FOR YOUR SAFE RETURN. YOU'RE IN MY PRAYERS, TAKE CARE.

Sincerely,
Natalie
Hi, Natalie. Many thanks for sending in your photo. After I read your most recent comment, I hopped in and adjusted the original description so that it says your fiance is second from left. Take care, Lila.
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