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.
Monday, August 6, 2007
From a proud army wife


This is my husband getting a photo op with his hurt leg and busted truck that he was blown up in just days before. The front is gone but My hubby still stands...Thank God.

My husband Sgt. Keith Tisdale is a Cav. Scout with the US Army. He is in Afghanistan and has so far survived 2 different IED attacks on his Humvee in the last 3 weeks. I salute him and all the people who fight for this country.

The photo was taken in Sharana, Afghanistan right after his Humvee was hit by a IED the first time. He will be receiving a purple heart as well as the men who were with him. Sgt. Tisdale turned 28 in Nov of 06 and he has been over there since Jan '07. One of his fellow soldiers took the pic.

I love and miss him every second of the day. I pray for his safe return and the return of all our military. Sgt. Tisdale is a great soldier and an even greater man..The US Army is lucky to have him. Thanks to you at CNN as well for giving us at home a voice.

-- Michelle Tisdale of Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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