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Prayers for Ft. Hood Families

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 6, 2009 by juliannah

Please take a minute to say a prayer for the soldiers lost, families and friends of the Ft. Hood shootings.

Cinderella served at Ft. Hood as an MP so this tragedy hits home for our family.

 

For All The Right Reasons

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on October 29, 2009 by juliannah

When I learned President Obama went to Dover Air Force Base last 102909_obamahonorsnight to honor fifteen fallen troops and three DEA agents returning from Afghanistan I admit I was not quite sure what to think. He has been holding off on sending more troops to Afghanistan for many months now. I am not an expert but I am sure there are political reasons for the delay such as the upcoming elections on November 7.

I would like to hope that Obama visited the fallen troops and their families as an honorable thing and not a political ploy. I know that it is not possible for a sitting President to meet each fallen troops as they return. On one hand, I am glad he went and I am sure it had to be a comfort to the families. If my child was returning after sacrificing their life for our country, I know I would appreciate the President of the United States making the effort to come and pay his respects. I am not sure however that I would want reporters there. I have not been in the situation so I really cannot say.

As the mother of an active duty service member I do not always agree politically with out nation’s leaders, but one thing is for sure, I respect them just as my son does and my daughter did when she served. When asked about my son’s stand on the current wars he just says it is his job to do to the best of his ability and to respect his commander-in-chief. Not everyone agrees with this and that is okay. This is why we live in America. We have this right guaranteed.

Getting back to President Obama’s visit, I cannot look into the man’s heart, but I have enough faith and hope that he did this for the right reasons. If so then I applaud you. If not than all I can say is, “Shame on you.” In addition, I hope that President Obama took a good long look at the cost the Afghan war is causing. I sincerely hope this experience will aid him in making the right decision so this scene is not repeated. But, alas, I think that is just wishful thinking on my part.

More importantly, we must remember those who sacrificed for our freedoms. We must remember the families whose loved ones sacrificed for our freedoms. Paying our respects to these troops and their families is really something we all should do. We cannot do it everyday in a personal way, but we can inside ourselves.

 

Support our Troops

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on October 8, 2009 by juliannah

Visit my son’s deployment site

http://jacksdeployment.shutterfly.com/

Wordless Wednesday – Remember Our Fallen Heros

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 7, 2009 by juliannah

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Wordless Wednesday – Twins

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 17, 2009 by juliannah

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Military Monday – Soldier Gets Silver Star for Afghan Battle

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 15, 2009 by juliannah

With blood gushing from his head and covering his legs, Staff Sgt. Sean Samaroo thought he was going to die.

So Samaroo said “good-bye to my wife and son” out loud.

But Thursday, 11 months after that searing battle in Afghanistan, the Army paratrooper, flanked by his wife, Natasha, and 13-year-old son, Dylan, received the Silver Star medal for heroism.

“There were a lot of heroes out there and some of them didn’t get recognized as much as me,” Samaroo said following a ceremony at Fort Jackson. “But I’m pretty thankful and honored.”

The amiable 35-year-old Oklahoma native received the nation’s third-highest award for his heroism during an early morning attack July 13 at Wanat, Afghanistan.

Badly outnumbered, Samaroo and some 50 U.S. soldiers stopped 200 Taliban fighters from overtaking their patrol base during a four-hour fight in the Waygul River Valley of Konar province.

The unit from Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, suffered nearly 75 percent casualties. When the fighting ended, nine soldiers were dead and 27 were wounded. An estimated 40 Taliban were killed and a comparable number wounded.

Samaroo is one of 11 soldiers who fought at Wanat to receive a Silver Star. Two soldiers were awarded the medal posthumously.

Congratulations fo Staff Sgt Samaroo and the rest of the 11 brave soldiers. Thank you all for your service.

Read the rest of the story here.

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Gotta Love Mudpuppy

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 11, 2009 by juliannah

Mudpuppy is a soldier in Afghanistan that used to blog but decided to make his blog private. He still stays in touch with his adopted Mom Airman Mom. That way his followers still get a chance to hear about him. Airman Mom put up a post from Mudpuppy today.

Go here and read it right now.

 

See. Gotta love him.