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, November 16, 2007
'Proud to have them as my family'
This is my sister, Sgt. Jennifer Tommasi (30 years old) and my father, CW3 Randy Weatherhead (57 years old) in Iraq. It was her second tour, and after two tours in Vietnam, it was his first to Iraq. They served this tour simultaniously. He was based in Tikrit, and she in Mosul. These pictures were taken shortly after he performed her re-enlistment ceremony, and prior to that, she was at his promotion ceremony to pin his new rank. Both events took place in Iraq, and both have said they could not have chosen a better backdrop to show their commitment to the military, to our country, and to freedom. Jennifer left behind her 6 month old daughter to serve this tour; returning to a 2 year old toddler when she got home. They are my heros, and I am proud to have them as my family.
-- Amanda Wolf of Orlando, Florida
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