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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.

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.

Cpl. Kyle Carpenter was presented the Medal of Honor June19, at the White House. Carpenter was the second living Marine to receive the award since the start of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

Never forget what our soldiers have given up for each of us. Regardless of our political position, people have died or been dismembered in the efforts to protect freedom and fight tyranny.

Please meet Landon.. his dad Marine LCPL Carpenter made the ultimate sacrifice while serving with the 3/8 in Afghanistan earlier this year.. a month before his son was born. Never forget the price of freedom.

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.

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.

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.

He is a Chief Master Sergeant John Gebhardt in the USAF serving in Afghanistan As high as you can go in enlisted ranks (E-9) John Gebhardt's wife, Mindy, said that this little girl's entire family was executed. The insurgents intended to execute the little girl also, and shot her in the head... But they failed to kill her. She was cared for in John 's hospital and is healing up, but continues to cry and moan. The nurses said John is the only one who seems to calm her down, so…

Glen Doherty, Navy SEAL (2012) Killed September 11, 2012 during the assault on the U.S. Consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi. Doherty had been deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan as a Navy Seal. Then he headed to Benghazi, where he was killed along with Ambassador Chris Stevens, Foreign Information Management Officer Sean Smith and American Tyrone Woods, who was also a Navy Seal. (militaryreligiousfreedom.org)