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 3, 2007
'His birthday is July 4th'


My hero IS my husband SSG Frederick Spears. My husband was wounded by and RPG in June of 2007 to his left shoulder I received the phone call my heart stopped then I found out it was just a minor injury. He called me and told me how his troops needed him and how he would not let a wound keep him down. My husband has always cared for his troops and wants to protect them.

We are so proud of him. He has served 17 years in the Army and will continue to serve fulltime as long as they will keep him. I have noticed that he talks about how proud he is of his troop, but nobody really tells him how proud they are of him. I would like to be the first to have the whole world know how proud we are of him and his accomplishments he has achieved since serving in the Army.

His birthday is July the 4th. We love him so much and miss him. Please keep praying for our soldiers to have them ALL come home safe and soon. THANK YOU ALL OF AMERICA AND BEYOND FOR YOUR SUPPORT!! THE SPEARS FAMILY COPPERAS COVE, TEXAS.

-- Christy and Ashley Spears of Copperas Cove, Texas
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