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, August 16, 2007
'Doing what he was meant to do'
SPC Patrick Hollenbeck. 571 MP Company, 504 Military Police Battalion-nickname DRAGONFIGHTERS
Our son Patrick is currently serving as an MP with the U.S. Army in Iraq. Whenever we hear from him, he tells us he's doing what he was meant to do. His brothers and sisters in arms are the most important thing on his mind at all times. He is truly a hero.
-- Carol Hollenbeck of Endicott, New York
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