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    Troops celebrate Fourth of July in Afghanistan | Article | The United States Army

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    working on the 4th of july

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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.

  • Lauren Lemon

    Im 27, lost my dad 5 years ago. I still sit and stare at pictures of him, wanderong what it would be like to still have him here.

  • Janet and Chuck Tyre

    Thank you for sharing this. I'm sorry for your loss, but your husbnd is the teuw definition of a hero. I pray peace and comfort for you and your son. God bless. than

  • Janet and Chuck Tyre

    That's suppose to be true definition of a hero.

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  • Annie SANBORN

    @Jerry Genesio-thanks for posting these pictures. Let us pinteresters not forget those who have served!

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