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.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
'Happy 22nd Birthday'
Jeff Hutchinson's family and friends want to wish him a Happy Birthday. He is turning 22 on March 2. Currently, he is in Iraq serving his 15 month tour (he is working on one of the vehicles radios in this picture).
We all are so proud of him and can't wait to see him late this summer for his R&R. Stay safe and know we love and miss ya.
-- Nita Hutchinson of Uvalde, Texas
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
'Miss you so much'
I am proud of my daughter SPC Laura Bonano who is serving in Iraq. I miss you so much Laura. Stay safe & return home soon. Can't wait to see you soon. Everyone says Hi & wants you to know how proud we are of you and how much we love & miss you. Love Mom
-- Kanda Bonano of Fort Wayne, Indiana
Sunday, February 24, 2008
This is my husband Aaron, he's in Afghanistan. We miss him very much. As you can see he's smiling in the picture. He ALWAYS smiles no matter what the situation is. He's a great husband and father to our 2 children, Cameron and Conner.
-- Susie Sholar of Wasilla, Alaska
Saturday, February 23, 2008
'Thank you for serving our country'
Here is a wonderful picture taken of my Sean Tracy and his fellow soldiers serving in Baghdad. Our son is the one on the right. We are very proud of you Sean and thank you for serving our country for the past 7 years. We salute our men and women in uniform!
-- Alan and Kathleen Emond of Pensacola, Florida
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I love you Uncle Phil
My name is Austin Lennox Swint. I live in Atlanta, Georgia and I would like to salute my Uncle, Major Kelvin P. Swint of Hinesville, Georgia. He is currently serving our country in Iraq. Uncle Phil, I love & miss you very much.
-- Austin Lennox Swint of Atlanta, Georgia
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
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
'Wanted to share our pride'
My brother is on his second tour in Iraq. I just received this picture from him. He said he is standing on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Our family is so thankful each and every day that he is doing okay. We are counting down the days until he returns to the United States. We are so proud of him and wanted to share our pride with the country.
-- Kathy Hull of Chandler, Arizona
Friday, February 1, 2008
'I am so thankful to have him home!'
My husband, Sgt Trymain Rivero, just came home this Wednesday, January 30th. He was on a 6 month deployment which included stops in Bangladesh, Iraq, Kuwait, Dubai, Malta, Spain, Africa, and Israel. It is a tradition in military towns that wives make signs for homecoming and hang them on the fence or the garage. My husband and I love to play Scrabble, so I made him this sign and this is him standing next to it the day he got home! It took about 40 hours to hand paint, but he loved it. I just want him to know how much I love him and support him. I am so thankful to have him home!
-- Melody Rivero of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
On CNN TVEvery 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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