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Let’s remember to keep our troops and their families in our prayers. Caption: Sgt. Matthew Parson hugs a loved one during the 303rd Tactical Psychological Operations Company Mobilization Ceremony. Parson will travel to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., for mobilization training then will deploy to Afghanistan to conduct military information support operations with the Marines. (DVIDS photo by Sgt. 1st Class Andy Yoshimura. Used with permission.)
Amazing must-read story about a Soldier overcoming immense obstacles. Sam Brown exemplifies ARMY STRONG. - balled my eyes out such an amazing story
Headed to Afghanistan to Get My Daddy! - MilitaryAvenue.com
Lance Cpl. Jason Hallett and Staff Sergeant Michael R. Gilio, both of India Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, are reunited at the unit’s homecoming from Afghanistan earlier this week. Hallett has been recuperating at Bethesda Naval Medical Center since being wounded in October 2010.
Traci Wise: I found my son sitting having a moment with his daddy (SFC Benjamin Wise) the other day. We lost him January 15 in Afghanistan… we cannot forget about the incredible loss these children must undertake.” ||Heartbreaking. REALLY makes me resent people like the MSNBC host who was conflicted about calling fallen soldiers heroes....The man in that picture is a hero to his son.
Navy Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jesse D. Pittman Died August 6, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 27, of Willits, Calif.; assigned to a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit; died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding was shot down.
Marine Sgt. Bradley W. Atwell, 27, of Kokomo, Indiana. Died September 15, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Miramar MCAS, San Diego, California. Based in Yuma, Arizona. Died at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations.