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, September 27, 2007
Happy 30th!

This is my husband, SGT Marc Griffin. His 30th birthday is this Sunday, Sept. 30. In this picture he is behind a 240 and on a mission somewhere close to Muquadiyah, Iraq. He is with 6/9 Cavalry -Charlie Troop in the 1st Cav Division stationed out of Fort Hood. This is his second tour in Iraq and hopefully he will be home by Christmas. He has been there since Oct. 2, 2006. I am hoping that Robin can share his photo along with well wishes for his big birthday. I love him very much and look forward to his return!

-- Candy Griffin of Temple, Texas
Every weekday morning on Headline News' Morning Express, anchor Robin Meade and her team do a shout-out to U.S. troops by showing off photos and videos sent in by their loved ones. Tune in every hour between 6 and 10 a.m. to see the salutes on air, or click through the archives on this page.
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