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
'Our son, our hero'
Robin, My son, PFC Adam Leppert, is with the 82nd Airborne, 1st Brigade, 2nd Battalion in Ft. Bragg, NC. I watched all of your show this morning. It was wonderful! Adam is 19 years old and will be deployed to Iraq for his 1st tour of duty in June. Adam has talked about going into the military since he was 13 years old after 9/11. I never gave it much thought until he actually enlisted and my husband and I and our three other children are so proud of him. During Adam's Airborne graduation, my husband got to pin his old Airborne wings on Adam as he too had graduated from Airborne school. The day of his graduation, it was 19 years to the day that my husband enlisted in the military himself. It was a proud moment for us!
-- Tara Noble of Greenfield, Indiana
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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