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US troops celebrate 11th Independence Day in Afghanistan with delivered pizzas, thanks to Pizzas 4 Patriots.

Let Independence be our boast, ever mindful what it cost

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (July 4, 2012) -- Capt. Samuel Robinson, the detachment legal officer with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, embraces his son James at an Independence Day homecoming celebration, July 4, after three months supporting the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Robinson made it home just in time for his son’s and wife’s birthdays, which are both on the 4th of July. Capt. Samuel Robinson, the detachment legal officer with Marine Aerial Refueler…

Lt. Michael P. Murphy...........Patriot / Hero / Warrior........Medal of Honor Winner...........Gave his life for his fellow servicemen and his Country in Combat - Afghanistan

More than 170 members of the Oklahoma National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team returned home after spending more than 8 months in Afghanistan.

Boots for each fallen hero during the Afghanistan/Iraq war

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!

Dakota Meyer, 23, is the third living recipient — and first living Marine recipient — of the nation’s highest combat honor for actions in the Iraq and Afghanistan. No living Marine has received the award in the last 38 years.