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, December 21, 2007
Christmas in Iraq


The Marines of Charlie Company of the 3rd LAR Battalion decorated one of the LAVs with Chirstmas lights and a small Christmas tree to express their holiday spirit.

I would like to salute my husband Capt. Mark Brown and the Marines of Charlie Company of the 3rd LAR Battalion currently stationed in Iraq.

-- Deborah Brown of Yucca Valley, California
I am sure your husband will take care of my son who is in the 3rd LAR with him.
I salute your husband and his comrads for their service to our country. Although our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan are unpopular with many, our soldiers must always have our support. My "Thank You" goes out to all our brave troops and to their wives and families who stand in their support through these difficult times of separation. May you all have a safe and blessed Christmas, and may your soldiers return safely to you. You are loved and my prayers are lifted up for you. God bless.
Another proud 3rd LAR wife here!

Love the picture Debbie!
I am a proud Marine wife, my husband CWO3 Scott Manlick is with 3rd LAR Battalion is serving in Iraq. I am very proud of him and all the Marines serving all over the world. I pray for God to keep them safe and for my husband to come home safe...I love you sweetheart.

Thank you Debbie for this picture.
I'd love to wish my husband CWO3 Scott Manlick and the Marines of H&S Company of 3rd LAR Battalion a very Merry Christmas. Scott, I love you and I am very proud of you and I can't wait for you to come home!
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