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
'Wish he would hurry up and come home'
Robin, I am sending you a picture of my husband (PFC Akeem J. Fuentes) who is deployed in Iraq. He has been gone since October 2006. He is part of the 615th (first cav division)out of Fort Hood. We are very proud of him. I always tell him that he is "My hero!!"
I will always be here waiting just for him. I love him and miss him dearly. He does have three step daughters who also miss him very much. I do carry these pictures in my purse and every chance I get to show them off I do. I just wish he would hurry up and come home. He is a great mechanic and is deployed in Taji. His personality is just as wonderful as his smile. He is a wonderful person to be around and to be with.
-- Juania Fuentes of Kileen, Texas
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