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
'We are from the same hometown'
My husband, SGT. Marc Griffin, is serving in 6/9 CAV Charlie Troop with the 1st Cavalry Division in Iraq. This is his second tour to Iraq. He served a year in Iraq in Ramadi from Sept. 2003-Sept. 2004 and currently in Muqdadiyah and has been there since Oct. 2006. With the extension, he should come home sometime in December.
My husband and I are from the same hometown, Waco, Texas, and moved to Fort Hood to be closer to family during his tour. He has been in the Army since April 2001. I love him and miss him dearly. He is my hero and I proudly call myself an Army wife. I wear my yellow ribbon and hero bracelet with his name on it every day to remind everyone of the sacrifice he makes to serve his country.
-- Candy Griffin of Temple, Texas
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