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.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
'Couldn't wait to get his boots on the ground'


My son, Benjamin Coty Martinez, is serving with the 2-5 of the 1st Calvary in Baghdad, Iraq. He went over in May and plans to return home before Christmas. Coty joined the AF on the Delayed Enlistment Program at the end of his Junior year in High School. After graduating in 2005, he went to Basic Training in December of 2005. This is his first deployment and he couldn't wait to get his boots on the ground. He said his intention is to help the people that he comes into contact with. Please remember him in your thoughts and prayers for a safe return home.

-- Denise Workheiser of Clovis, New Mexico
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