Hero Stories for September 2008

My Heroe's here in Toledo.

I wear more than one Hero bracelet, and other wristbands with Soldiers name on them form my local area of Northwestern Ohio.  We have had so many Wounded Soldiers from the area as well as few KIA Soldiers from the Toledo area.  I have been working hard for the past year or so to have a Iraq Memorial in our area with all the names of the Fallen on it, where the families can come and visit and remember the sacrifice their love one made for our Freedom. Thank you, Keith Kruse U.S. Army Veteran A...

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My Hero, My son. SGT Joel W Lewis.

Joel was a 6'6" gentle giant of a man.  He had a wonderful smile that would light up a room. He was very adventuresome and loved to scuba dive, sky dive, play basketball and hockey.  He loved animals especially cats and had 5!  He had a great sense of humor and loved to play practical jokes and goof around. The guys in his unit all commented on the fact he greatly improved morale when he joined  them.  One of the guys called him "Louie " as in Louie Anderson. Joel was originally from Ontario,...

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More images from Iraq.

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Memorial for fallen Airman gets facelift

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Members of the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron recently completed work updating and retouching Jacobson Barrier, a memorial dedicated to Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson, who was killed in action Sept. 28, 2005 while performing convoy security duties in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Dumboski) function fnLoadNewWindow(strUrl){ vidWindow = window.open(strUrl,"AUDIO_WIN","width=350,...

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THE HERO BRACELET

This is a piece I found on The Canoe Dossier, written by David Newland. -------------------- Last week, I wrote about wandering through the monuments of Washington, DC, seven years after 9/11. I took a lot of pictures that day, trying to capture the spirit of the World War Two, Korea, Vietnam, and Pentagon memorials, more or less the way any other tourist would. It's tricky, using photos to represent real situations, real emotions, in real time and space. I doubt I did justice to the day. But...

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Great photographs from Iraq.

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Mom's bracelet becomes symbol.

We just found this story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about Senator Barack Obama and his HeroBracelet. ------------------ Tracy Jopek just wanted Barack Obama to know the name of her son Ryan, who died fighting in Iraq. The Democratic presidential hopeful wears the bracelet given to him by Jopek, of Merrill, Wis. Now Obama does, and he shared it with the nation Tuesday night. In a nationally televised speech after his victory in Wisconsin, Obama told a Texas crowd how Jopek gave him a br...

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Sept. 28 Gold Star Mother's Day

WASHINGTON , Sept. 25, 2008 - President Bush has proclaimed Sept. 28 as Gold Star Mother's Day this year. The day honors the mothers of men and women who were killed in the line of duty while serving the nation in the armed forces. Congress designated the last Sunday in September as "Gold Star Mother's Day" in 1936, authorizing and requesting the president to issue a proclamation in its observance each year. "Throughout our history, the men and women of the armed forces have put our nation's ...

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My Hero, My son. SSG Patrick Lee Lybert.

My Hero, My Son whom I present to you with humble heart: SSG Patrick Lee Lybert KIA 21 June,2006, Afghanistan SSG Lybert was killed in action on June 21, 2006, at age 28 serving with C-Co., 3-71 Cavalry, 10th Mountain Division (Recon) near Gowardesh, Afghanistan. Written statements of Soldiers with SSG Lybert during action relate SSG Lybert was returning fire with his weapon at his shoulder when he received his fatal wound. SSG Lybert's awards include the Silver Star,  Bronze Star, Purple He...

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My Hero, CPL. Edward Yoho.

Hello.  I am the proud wife of CPL. Edward Yoho.  He is on his second tour to Afghanistan right now.  He served in Iraq in 2005-2006 and now he is to be in Afghanistan until March of 2009.  He is a great soldier and a great father.  He is the kind of soldier any woman would want for a husband.  He knows how to seperate work from home life.  He is out of the 101st ABN DIV.  He is an infintry man and puts his life on the line everyday for us.  I am very proud of the person my husband has becom...

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