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.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
A salute from a fiancee
A soon-to-be military wife salutes her husband, Sgt. Adam Bradford, who serves both in Iraq and Afghanistan.
-- Bethany Costello of Jacksonville, NC
Parents salute their two sons
Monday, March 24, 2008
A family grows stronger
Proud army wife Mary Lambert says her family's relationship has grown stronger since her husband, pictured with their children, begin serving in Iraq.
-- Mary Lambert of Ft. Polk, LA
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
A salute on the 5th anniversary of Iraq war
A woman salutes her husband on the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq. Pvt. Mark Paszkowski received the battalion coin in Afghanistan, and his family prays for his safe return home.
-- Michelle Paszkowski of Lawton, OK
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
A grandfather and hero to his family
This is Command Sergeant Major, Ray D. Harding. He is stationed at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq and based out of Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. They have been deployed since June 2007 and their hopeful return is May 2008-just in time for his grandson's 3rd birthday.
-- Janel Harding of Joplin, MO
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Students salute classmate's dad
This is a salute sent in from a 4th grade class in Camden, Delaware. They are saluting the father of a fellow student, Lexi Willard. Lexi speaks at the beginning. Sgt. Willard is deployed with the Air Force in Iraq.
-- Miss Matta's class at W.B. Simpson Elementary School
Daughters waiting for daddy
I would like to salute my husband SPC Richard "Tank" McCarty, who is currently serving in Iraq. I want him to know that his 2 daughters and I miss him dearly and can't wait to see him again! Rick deployed when our baby was only 8 weeks old, so she is looking forward to meeting her daddy again!
-- Carrie McCarty of Miami, Oklahoma
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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