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.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Snow in Iraq


This is a picture of my brother, SSG Russell McGillivray (without the hat) and a fellow serviceman, SPC Richard Cowen. This picture was taken when they were stationed in Mosul in Feb. 07. They were surprised to see it snow in Iraq. They are now in Baghdad and are coming home in October. Russell and Richard are with the 399th Combat Support Hospital. Russell is also a Captain of the West Warwick Fire Department in Rhode Island. Besides his mother, brothers and sister waiting his return, he has a wife and 2 children. His son Aaron is 11 and his daughter Meagan is 8, while his son Justin, 20 is at Lewis and Clarke State College in Idaho working toward a degree in Education. We are all so proud of him and all the service men and women and can't wait to see him.

-- Christine Rathbun of Exeter, Rhode Island
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