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
Tribute to past and present
My son, SRA Bradley Grissom, 824 SFS/Moody AFB returned from a tour of duty to Baghdad, Iraq in December. His job was dangerous keeping a highly trained, watchful eye out for his team and also providing medic aid to any soldier or Iraqi who needed care. While deployed he sent me the following thought in one of so many e-mails: "I'm happy to go through hell and see unimaginable things to keep ya'll safe." Brad carried the memory of another hero into the battlefield, a copper wristband honoring the memory of a grandfather who also enlisted to protect our country. My son never had the honor of meeting his grandfather; he will never really know how remarkably alike he is to my dad. As a teenager I lost my father and my hero. What I have gained is the privilege of being the Mom of an outstanding brave Airman, my son; my hero!
-- Jane Grissom-Galvin of Highland Village, Texas
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