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.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Devoted ASU fans in Afghanistan


My son is stationed at Afghanistan. Here he is [third from left] with his group the 1st Battalion, 158th infanty Regimen. The troop is part of the Arizona Army National Guard and so you can see how proud they are of the Arizona State University (ASU) football. Go Sun Devils. I have a step-son # 81 who plays for ASU. This is my second Christmas without my son and I miss him so. We do communicate often online but that still does not replace my son. To my son, I love you and am extremely proud of what you are doing. Get home soon. love Mom

-- Patricia Padilla-Thompson of Laveen, Arizona
Form 'Em, Devils! God Bless all those serving the cause of freedom. Whether we all agree on how or why that should be done, the fact remains we do what needs to be done to protect our country, our Freedom, and our loved ones. The men and women in our Armed Forces are the true Heroes our media constantly strives to find, yet they are in front of our faces everyday. Keep up the good work and come home safe!
ASU Rocks
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