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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.)
Headed to Afghanistan to Get My Daddy! - MilitaryAvenue.com
Colorado National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Aaron Peterson hugs his daughter, Evie, upon his return home from Afghanistan at Buckley Air Force Base. Welcome home CW2 Peterson and the rest of the 135th General Support Aviation #Soldiers!
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.
WELCOME HOME! 5-month-old Ayanna waits to meet her Marine father for the first time when he and his unit, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362, return home Sept. 14 to MCB Hawaii from their Afghanistan deployment. She was born approximately two months after the unit deployed. Nearly 150 Marines and Sailors, including others from 3rd Marine Regiment, returned to Hangar 105 and a crowd of cheering service members, families and friends. (Photo from Marine Corps Base Hawaii.)
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.