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.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
'From a family of patriots'


This sweet man, Jeffrey Foster, got married last October -- one week later, he left his new wife to serve his country (this is his second tour). He has sacrificed his own happiness (his wife is a brave woman -- I can't imagine how hard it must be to be a newlywed and not see your husband for such an agonizingly long time), but she is upbeat with positive energy. Oh... Jeff's tour has also been extended, meaning he won't be back this October (in the illustrated time limit of one year) but it could extend to November... or even January 2008. He comes from a family of patriots and soldiers and I am so proud of him.

-- Charlotte Rice of Dallas, Texas
Jeff and Lynsie,
You are always in my thoughts and prayers! We are so proud of you and the sacrifices you have made. Thank you!

Jen DeHart
On CNN TV
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