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
'My hero and my rock'
I would like to salute my husband SPC Raymond Dunnavant. He is currently 11 months into a 15 month deployment with the 3rd Brigade 2nd Infantry Division in Baghdad, Iraq, as a Stryker driver. He is the very first thing that I think of every morning and the last lingering thought before I fall asleep at night. He is my hero and my rock. In a recent letter he states: "No matter how much this war has taken from us and no matter how much we've changed our love will keep. It will grow and flourish, just like the garden we will plant together. It will radiate through our children and brighten the lives of all our family and friends. There has never been a prouder husband. I am longing for the moment that brings us as one, because just being in your presence completes me..." I could never state my love quite as perfectly as he does. My sweet darling husband I love you.
-- Andrea Dunnavant of Lakewood, Washington
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