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, June 20, 2008
A family salutes their loved soldier


The family of Chief Naval Aircrewman Robert Scott Abplanalp sends this salute to their loved soldier:

"We just want to tell him we miss him, love him and are so proud of him. He is a hero to all of us in every sense of the word. And his 3 year old nephew Andrew wants to give him a message: Go Seahawks! Love from his whole family and happy birthday!"

- Barb Trochta (mother in law)
On CNN TV
Every weekday morning on Headline News' Morning Express, anchor Robin Meade and her team do a shout-out to U.S. troops by showing off photos and videos sent in by their loved ones. Tune in every hour between 6 and 10 a.m. to see the salutes on air, or click through the archives on this page.
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