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.
Friday, August 10, 2007
'A die-hard Browns fan'


I wanted to recognize my hero, my nephew, Specialist Steve Pobuda who is currently serving with the 3rd Infantry Division in a Casualty and Mortuary Affairs unit in Baghdad. This is a very challenging job both mentally and emotionally but one he is proud to be part of - taking care of soldiers and their families when most needed. Steve is married to the lovely Bridget and a proud father of a young son who just turned a year old this week. He has been previously deployed in Bosnia and has presently been in Baghdad about 3 months.

Steve is a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan. This photo is of him in Baghdad, standing next to a bust of the 3rd Infantry Division's mascot, holding a Brown's pennant.

Steve is a good example of why I feel good about my country and its future. He is a compassionate, caring and dedicated young man who wanted to serve his country and make a difference.

-- Joseph Clay of Alexandria, Virginia
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