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
'Protecting the chaplain'
My husband Juan DeJesus is currently serving in Afghanistan as a Religious Program Specialist. His kids in Colorado & Florida as well as myself wanted to salute him for what he does for our country.
I admire him for what he does with the chaplain in ensuring that our troops have religious support during their deployment. His position in protecting the chaplain while in combat as well as ministry for the troops is rarely acknowledged yet, is very important on our current war on terror. Therefore, I wanted to salute him as well as all religious specialist & chaplains currently serving for our country! We all miss you very much.
-- Maria, Justin, Brittany, Lexi and Karina of Gainesville, Florida
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