Hero Stories for September 2008

An interesting essay.

This should be read by everyone and ESPECIALLY BY the young. IT IS A PERSPECTIVE ON OUR PRESENT SITUATION IF WE LOOK AT HISTORY. SOME MAY NOT BE OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER THAT NEARLY EVERY FAMILY IN AMERICA WAS GROSSLY AFFECTED BY WW II. MOST OF US MAY NOT REMEMBER THE RATIONING OF MEAT, SHOES, BUTTER, GASOLINE, AND SUGAR. NO TIRES FOR OUR AUTOMOBILES, AND A SPEED LIMIT OF 35 MILES AN HOUR ON THE ROAD, NOT TO MENTION, NO NEW AUTOMOBILES. READ THIS AND THINK ABOUT HOW WE WOULD REACT TO BEING TAKE...

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Our Hero, A1C Elizabeth Jacobson.

Who was A1C Elizabeth Jacobson? She was a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister, a mentor and a good friend to many. Who has she become? She has become a Fallen Hero, an inspiration to trainees, a memory not to be forgotten and still she is remembered each and every day by those who love and loved her. Numerous honors have been bestowed on her posthumously - Goodfellow Gate, a Lackland Training Facility, Medals, (Purple Heart, Bronze Medal, GWOT) Boston Run to Remember, ALS Graduation at...

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Sgt. Joshua W. Harris

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Capt. Bruce E. Hays

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Staff Sgt. Jason A. Vazquez

Staff Sgt. Jason A. Vazq

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My Hero, Kyle Eggers

Our Hero is and always will be our son Kyle, he was a kind, caring giving young man who loved life and lived it to the fullest. We was the best dad any man could be to his twin sons, Kaden and Tegan and youngest son, Zane. His love of life, laugh and the best hugs in the world are  missed the ,most, he would wrap you in his arms and you could feel his love so way down deep in his heart for you that no matter what everything was ok. God truly blessed us when he gave Kyle to us. We are so truly...

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In memory of Ed Freeman.

You're an 18 or 19 year old kid. You're critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley, 11-14-1965. LZ Xray, Vietnam. Your Infantry Unit is outnumbered 8 - 1, and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the Medi-Vac helicopters to stop coming in. You're lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns, and you know you're not getting out. Your family is 1/2 way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and ...

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My Hero, my husband.

Of course my husband is a personal hero to me and my family.  There wasn't doubt that I would need to buy a Deployment bracelet for this 15 month deployment.  My husbands parents loved the one I sent to them, they needed another (for each of them)!  And we tightened (a lot!) one around for my 3 year old son-- he loves the cammo, "like Daddy's uniform!" Meredith Hum

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My Hero is my little brother, PFC Landon S Giles.

My hero is my little brother, PFC Landon S Giles. Landon joined the Army through the Delayed Entry Program. He joined at 17 with the signature from a parent while still in high school. Landon graduated high school in May of 2005. He left for basic training on June 24 that same year. Before leaving, Landon bought two stones with the word "REMEMBER" engraved on them, one for him and one for me. He said they were to remind us that no matter where we were, we were never alone. He graduated from ...

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My Hero, Gunny Sgt. Elia P. Fontecchio.

[caption id="attachment_618" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Gunny Sgt. Elia P. Fontecchio in Iraq with local children."][/caption] I am a twin of the most amazing Gunny in the world. That’s not just my opinion, you can ask anyone!!! My twin brother, Gunny Sgt. Elia P. Fontecchio, USMC, was just one of those people who everyone admired. I have an extremely hard time talking about this, which is NOT the best way of handling things. I guess I’ve always seen my “job” as being everyone’s R...

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