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.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
'We have not seen him for 17 months'


Our oldest son, Steve Banyai, is a Petty Officer 2nd Class in the US Navy. He is currently a Cryptologic Technical Technician on the USS Shiloh (Battle Cruiser), whose home port is Yokosuka, Japan. We have not seen him for 17 months and miss him so much. We just received this picture of him while they were underway recently. He will be home after the holidays this year. His father Floyd, mother Mary, and brother Kevin wish to salute him. We know he is working very hard for us! Thank you.

-- Mary Banyai of Sacramento, California
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