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, November 14, 2007
'Proud father-to-be'


This is my hero, SPC Robert Racioppa. He is currently serving in Iraq on a 15-18 month deployment. Three days after he deployed, we found out we were expecting our first baby. And this is the proud father-to-be with our first ultrasound. I miss him greatly and wish all our troops a safe homecoming. Thanks for all you do to protect our freedom!

-- Stephanie Racioppa of Hanahan, South Carolina
I love you so much. You're on my mind all day and I can't wait for you to come home and share in the experience with me of welcoming Baby Racioppa into the world. Stay safe and we all miss you so much!
Congrats Bobby & Stephanie! Our Prayers are with Bobby for a safe tour of duty & healthy baby for the both of you!!
God Bless & Much Love,
Brenda, Jim & Sarah Boensch
Congrats Bobby and Stephanie! Bobby we are so proud of you. We keep you close in prayers and in our heart. If you or Stephanie need anything, please call us. You come back safe as you have a bigger job ahead of you.

Love,
Uncle Ralph, Aunt Linda, and the "Crew"
Bobby we love & miss you very much! We hope you get home safely! Congradulations to you and Stephanie on your baby! You have a lot of fun ahead of you!
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!!
We love you both very much, Aunt Joani, Uncle Chris, Wayne & Jessica
congrad stephanie and robert
may your tour be fast and quick so that you can be home with that beautiful baby in your arms
people here can;t say thanks enough to people like you,,
enjoy that beautiful gift ,,
the falitico in rome ny
oh i miss him! hes a wonderful person... made me laugh lots when i was stationed with him in korea for that short time i was in charlie detatchment 516th psb, grats to the both of you!!! you'll both be wonderful parents :) god bless you both and prayers for his safe return

stevie clasen
colorado springs, co
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