My Hero. My husband, Sgt. David Lee Leimbach

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My husband, Sgt. David Lee Leimbach was killed in Afghanistan on May 25, 2008, while serving with the Army National Guard. He believed so strongly in the rightness of their mission that he volunteered to extend his deployment for 6 months. His family misses him dearly, but could not be more proud of him for his willingness to answer God's call on and risk his life in service to us all.

I appreciate the generosity of those who have donated funds to ensure that Gold Star family members get bracelets. I don't know if there is a limit to the number per family (his parents, brother, sister, and myself were all eligible for a Gold Star pin), but I wanted to go ahead and get my request in. I will probably be ordering bracelets for some other family members as well.

Thanks again for honoring those who serve. Whether they are called on to make this ultimate sacrifice or not, they, and their families give up so much. It is nice to know this is not taken for granted.

Dawn Leimb