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, February 13, 2008
'We take care of each other!'
This is a picture of my brother, Command Sargent Major Michael Boyd. He is stationed near Ramadi in the Army Reserves with the 478th Engineering Battalion out of Fort Thomas, Kentucky.
This photo was taken the day before New Year's Eve in Anbar Province. He was traveling to visit his Soldiers who were at very remote locations and to be with them for the Holidays. He wanted to let them know they have a family there while they are deployed. In his words, "We take care of each other!"
He is fiercely patriotic, and our family is so proud of him. We know how much he misses his 8 month old son Luke and his wife Becky and we can't wait until he comes home. We love you Mike.
-- Kelly Freeman of West Chester, Ohio
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