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
Serena and Dad

My husband Sgt. Steve Lischalk is currently serving at Camp Anaconda, Iraq with the 146 Multi-Medical Battalion as the Supply Sergeant/Armor. On June 28, 2006 -- one week before he left -- our daughter, Serena, turned one year old. He was recently home for a visit and now Serena can talk/walk and a lot of other things. It's very sad that he missed such a special time with his daughter, but he truly believes in what he is doing and we are very proud of him. Like I said Steve was recently home for a visit and the two of them had a wonderful time, of course it wasn't so fun when he had to leave again. I wanted to submit this picture -- because it shows how much we sacrifice as a family. We are looking forward to the 146MMB returning home after a 16 month tour.

-- Victoria Lischalk of Lansing, Michigan
Just wanted to say God Bless our troops and my uncle Steve...He is greatly missed and seeing the picture of him with Serena is just a reminder like Vicky said of the sacrafices the troops make as well as their families..God Bless and we all miss ya Steve :)
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