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, October 17, 2007
'Waiting for your arrival'


This is Sgt. Steven Williams with 1-227th aviation, stationed out of Fort Hood, Texas. He is now in Taji, Iraq serving a 15 month tour. He will be home this coming December.

We miss you so much and are waiting for your arrival back at home.

-- Lisa Williams of Fort Hood, Texas
HI MY SON, I MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH! YOU DON'T KNOW HOW PROUD I AM OF YOUR COURAGE, AND BRAVERY! I AM SO PROUD OF WHAT YOU HAVE BECOME! I AM SO PROUD TO BE YOUR MOM! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU. IT HAS BEEN TOO LONG.....8 YEARS! CAN'T WAIT! STAY SAFE, AND HURRY HOME! I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU STEVEN, MY SON

MOM (PAULA LEONARD, SYRACUSE, NY)
On CNN TV
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