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.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
'I miss how he inspires us!'


Here is a picture of my husband, SGT Ray Hare (left), and his fellow medics SGT Diester and SSGT Cooper being Iraqi Angels.

MY husband is my hero for many reasons. He joined the Army so that I could finish my degree so we could provide a better life for our children. He is on his second tour in Iraq, and we miss him dearly! He was a CTO in the Navy when I met him, when I was serving as well. He has since become a Combat Medic in the Army, and is amazing as how he stands up to the challenges that he has been faced with from having our second son born while he was deployed last time, to being gone over half of our children's lives, ages 2 and 4, and being the most amazing father and role model for them when he is able to be here. I miss how he inspires us! I love him!

-- Laura Hare of Hinesville, Georgia
On CNN TV
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