Hero Stories for September 2008

My Hero, My son. Melvin H. Larkins III.

Hi I want to tell you about my hero It is my oldest son Melvin H Larkins III he was in the Army for quite a few years before retiring. Two years ago he went to Afganistan did a tour of duty then thank God came home safely He is now working for an indepentdent company that makes the trucks and other machinery sfe for the Marines he is in Iraq and has a few months left on this tour he may go back not sure. He is married to a wonderful and very understanding person has three grown children and i...

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My Hero is Kevin F. Sheehan.

My Hero is Kevin F. Sheehan My uncle was many things a wonderful Friend, a great father, A excellent Husband, a Family man one would say. when asked about him I think of many things, Many memories. One that i feel is my strongest memory is when I was a freshman in High School and my brother was a senior. And my uncle was married and living with my Aunt Heather. On Dec. 2nd my Brother did the unthinkable and took his life with me in my room and my Dad in his. I still remember that day like it ...

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To All American Soldiers and Vets

It is with great pride and yet humbleness that I write you Great American Soldiers! As a Blue Star Mother, it was on May 25,2008 that I faced and received that horrific news that my son,SSG Frank Gasper was killed and ultimately paid the price for Freedom! That was the day that changed my life completed, and also made me A Gold Star Mother! But, I find myself that even as broken as I feel,yet I feel a sense of duty and responsiblity to preserve the legacy of my son, Frank . And also to re...

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My Heroes are my sons.

My name is Gayle Erato and I have two Heroes. They are my sons.  Mike and Aaron are both in the Navy. Mike joined the Navy in Feb 2005 at the age of 20.  After graduating high school he took some college classes, but going no where.  He was hanging around with the “wrong” crowd and starting to not do too well in school.  Realizing he didn’t like the job he had and not liking school he decided to join the Navy.  He is an IT, Information Technician.  This is working on computers throughout his...

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Capt. Bruno G. De Solenni

Capt. Bruno G. De Sole

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Cryptologic Technician Third Class Petty Officer Matthew J. O?Bryant

Cryptologic Technician Third Class Petty Officer Matthew J. O?Bry

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My Hero, 1st Sgt Luke Mercardante.

The first time I ever heard the name Luke Mercardante was when my daughter Kim called and said, "Mom, I met someone!"  "You won't believe it, he's a Marine and he is so great." Kim was bartending full time and a full time student in Jacksonville NC.  From the night they met after Luke came home from Iraq, he went in every night she worked. One look from him discouraged even a friendly wave from another guy! They became closer and closer and this girl, who's Dad is a retired Marine, and who sa...

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Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

Cpl. Michael E. Thomp

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Lt. Col. James L. Wiley

Lt. Col. James L. Wi

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1st Sgt. Julio C. Ordonez

1st Sgt. Julio C. Ordo

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