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.
Friday, September 28, 2007
'We are all thinking about her'


This is my friend Marine 1st Lieutenant Nikki DeLand. She is my friend from college. She is a prior-enlisted Marine Lieutenant. She has been over in Al-Anbar province as an Air Support Controller. She has been over there since July. She is based out of Cherry Point, NC, in MASS-1 (Marine Air Support Squadron 1). I just want to know that we are all thinking about her back here in State College and we hope that she stays safe. 2nd Lt. Esther Gomez, USMC

-- Esther Gomez of State College, Pennsylvania
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