Hero Stories for July 2008

My father, My hero.

My hero is my father George Stephens. As a young guy of 18 right out of High School he joined the United States Army Air Corp and was trained as an aerial gunner in heavy and medium bombers eventually doing duty in A-20 Havocs and A-26 Invaders. He was of the generation that fought the dictators of the world as much for American freedom and values as to defend the freedoms and independence of peoples around the world who were in danger of losing theirs. He grew up in the Great Depression in r...

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My husband, my Hero.

Nothing can ever explain the joy, pride and sheer awe that I experience, when seeing my husband in his uniform. Since the day I met him, there has never been a moment where my respect for him has wavered. I am red, white and blue to my core, and our three beautiful children are as well. It's hard not to break into a patriotic song of pride when someone says, "Thank you, for what your husband is doing." And there's absolutely no way to contain the tears that come, when you hear about one o...

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My Hero, PFC Anthony D'Agostino.

PFC Anthony D'Agostino, 20, of Waterbury, Conn.; assigned to the 16th Signal Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Nov. 2 when insurgents shot down his CH-47 Chinook helicopter near Fallujah, Iraq. In letters and e-mails from Iraq, PFC Anthony D'Agostino asked his family for Kool-Aid to flavor his water, pictures of his cousins, crossword puzzles and books to help him learn Spanish. "He was always looking for ways to better himself," said his aunt, Beth Santos. "He wanted to make good use of his...

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My Hero, SPC Kristopher Prusac.

My husband is SPC Kristopher Prusac.  He is a Forward Observer with 10th Mountain Division in the Army.  When stateside, he is based out of Ft. Polk, Louisiana; but at this time is stationed overseas in Baghdad, Iraq.  We met 10 days before he left for Basic Training and without really knowing what we were in for, decided that something felt right, so we stuck it out.  It was a long four months and due to work I could not be there for his graduation.  I was so excited to see him when he first...

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Marc Lee, U.S. Navy SEAL,

Petty Officer Second Class Marc Lee, U.S. Navy SEAL, wrote this letter home just after the Independence Day holiday in 2006, demonstrating a wisdom and maturity beyond his 28 years. One month later, Marc became the first Navy SEAL to die in Iraq, , a hero standing out in the line of fire, not once, not twice, but THREE times, to save his buddies. Marc Lee was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his actions that day. We have had the great honor of getting to know Marc's mom, Debbie Lee, w...

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My Heroes, PFC Dennis J. Miller Jr, SPC Matthew Drake and CPL Shane Parsons.

Dear HeroBracelets, First off let me tell you about all my Heroes serving in the all the military services right now at this moment. Each of them our American Heroes defending our Freedom, with a tremendous amount of Courage. Now let me tell you about a few Heroes I know personally. PFC Dennis J. Miller Jr., Army 2nd Div from LaSalle, Michigan. Dennis was killed in Iraq on 11/10/2004, I worked with Dennis Miller Sr. and I never take off my Dennis Miller Jr HeroBracelet. Here is another lo...

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My Hero, SSG Brad D. Wood.

Hello My name is April Goodin-Wood. My husband SSG Brad D. Wood is currently serving in Iraq. My husband is my HERO he is always willing to help others and never forgets his duty to his country. Brad deployed in August 2007 while I was pregnant with our first child. I was returned to the states due to my pregnancy. We did not know if our son would make it or not. Not one day went by that my husband did not tell me everything would be fine. He took time out from live fire fights, dealing with ...

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Our Hero, Cpl Kevin W. Prince.

I am writing to you today about our hero, Cpl. Kevin W. Prince. Kevin joined the Army in the summer of 2002 to fight for his country and to get a college education so he could make a difference in this world. Kevin graduated boot camp at Fort Benning, Georgia, and then was stationed out at Fort Irwin in the Mojave Desert in California. He really enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow soldiers and always had their backs. He stood up for what was right and for what he believed in. Kevin was ca...

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My Hero Major Chaplain Lanuevo.

My Hero Major Chaplain Lanuevo Has made the Army his career for many years. He has been all around the world helping others. He just helped restore an old Church In Germany where he is stationed. The Major was right there along with his Troops with his 90 pound and over backpack marching along to outposts where Our Brave Troops are stationed. The Major Chaplain is a fine Man and Human Being and I know for sure our Troops are in His good hands when he visits them. So Keep Safe Major, go with G...

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My four Hero's.

I have four hero's........they are all represented on my hero bracelet......Sgt.MarkSimmons..my brother, left yesterday Monday July 28th for his second tour of Iraq with the Army....his oldest son Micah has been stationed in Afghanistan for the past year and is due to be home in Germany with his wife and 3 year old daughter in November...he is a Staff Sgt. with the Army. Jordan, my middle nephew is currently completing training at Shepler Air Force Base in Wichita Falls Texas and is to leave...

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