Hero Stories for March 2006

Books to Afghanistan.

We heard from Susan Sides Hawkins recently. Her son is stationed with the 606th Air Control Squadron in Kandahar, Afghanistan. She mentioned that the guys there would love something to read. They're working hard, but when they have a little time off, they'd love to relax with a good book. It may not seem like a huge thing to send these guys some books, but put yourself in their place for a minute. You're in a hostle land, working long shifts and you find that a total stranger back home took t...

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Staff Sgt. Robert Hernandez

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A mothers son goes to Iraq, part 4.

We've asked Melody Pigg to stay in touch with us and write more about her experiences watching her son, Marshall prepare to ship off to Iraq. She has done a wonderful job of telling her story, a story that hundreds of thousands of parents have experienced. We are happy to provide this forum for her. "In my little bit of idle time that I have to think, I've come to the conclusion that some of the issues that I'm dealing with about Marshall leaving for Iraq are normal issues that the majority o...

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A scholarship fund in Rhode Island.

Since we started the HeroBracelets.org project, we've been contacted by a lot of people wanting to resell HeroBracelets. One guy even wanted to buy a large quantity to sell on ebay. We've always refused these kinds of requests. We didn't think it was a respectful approach. And we've seen a lot of Web sites pop up recently offering all sorts of "Soldier Bracelets." One site even claimed to send money to the same fund we do, but the folks at the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund had never heard of th...

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Texas Marine has a LOT of support

We've been seeing a pretty interesting tradition come to life over the last year. When a Soldier or Marine gets deployment orders to the Middle East, his or her whole extended family and friends get custom Deployed HeroBracelets made to wear while they are overseas. We even heard from one family that is going to make a chain from all the HeroBracelets when their Marine comes home. One such family that we recently heard from is the Abernathy family from Texas City, Texas. Keith Abernathy Sr. o...

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Spec. Joshua L. Hill

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Sgt. Anton J. Hiett

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Sgt. Kevin D. Akins

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Staff Sgt. Joseph R. Ray

Staff Sgt. Joseph R.

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Joan Barnhardts one woman crusade for her Marines.

We just heard from a HeroBracelet wearer named Joan Barnhardt. She had ordered Deployed HeroBracelets on several occasions and we asked her if she'd share what she was doing. We were all pretty amazed at what she's done for a group of local Marines from Red Bank, NJ. Here is her story. "I am so thrilled to have my Deployed HeroBracelets. I wear two for my friends, Col Bob Danko and GySgt Gerald Graham, both Marines deployed in Iraq. Here's how I got to know them. I lost my Mom to Alzheimer's ...

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