Hero Stories for December 2009

Brothers... With HeroBracelets

Almost two years ago, we were contacted by the production company that did the movie "Brothers." that's being released now. They had asked us to produce HeroBracelets for the movie. We did several dozen black memorial bracelets and several sterling silver HeroBracelets for Natalie Portman to wear in the movie. They had said they'd send back her silver bracelets for us to auction on ebay for the Fallen Heroes Fund, but we'll see! Never heard from them again so I suspect they are gone forever. ...

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Ed Freeman, Medal of Honor Winner.

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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Those we have lost... Iraq and Afghanistan

We upload names from the DOD every week. Sgt James M Dorsey    Beardstown, IL    Army     2/8/09    I    M Spc Christopher P Sweet    Kahului, HI    Army     2/6/09    I    M Sgt Darrell L Fernandez    Truth or Consequences, NM    Army     1/31/09    I    M Chief Warrant Officer Matthew G Kelley     Cameron, MO    Army     1/26/09    I    M Chief Warrant Officer Joshua M Tillery    Beaverton, OR    Army     1/26/09    I    M Chief Warrant Officer Benjamin H Todd    Colville, WA    Army     1/...

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More news on the 467th.

Fort Hood Unit Deploys to Afghanistan American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2009 – An Army Reserve unit that had soldiers both killed and wounded during the Nov. 5 shooting here deployed as scheduled to Afghanistan early this morning. Maj. Laura Suttinger, commander of the 467th Medical Detachment, said the unit’s soldiers are more dedicated than ever to the mission. "I think they decided that same day (of the shooting) that they were more dedicated than ever in ho...

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My Thanksgiving Hero Story.

It was November he was stationed aboard the USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) steaming to the Arabian Gulf for what is now the 1st Gulf War. His ship pulled into Oman for Thanksgiving I surprised him with a call had a friend who was in the Navy who knew how to contact him. He was sure surprised to get a call in the quarter deck that morning he had went that day out to dinner asked him what he had he said it was pizza from Pizza Hut. Said it was soooo good but not the traditional feast we would have at h...

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About Gold Star Moms.

History of Gold Star Moms. When the United States entered World War I in 1917, George Vaughn Seibold, 23, volunteered, requesting assignment in aviation. He was sent to Canada where he learned to fly British planes since the United States had neither an air force nor planes. Deployed to England, he was assigned to the British Royal Flying Corps, 148th Aero Squadron. With his squadron, he left for combat duty in France. He corresponded with his family regularly. His mother, Grace Darling Seibo...

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About Blue Star Families

Our Story...Is Military Families Supporting Each Other There are currently millions of active duty, Reserve and National Guard Service members serving our country.  Each of them leaves behind a family when they deploy – a family that participates in the service members’ sacrifice but is often overlooked by government and civilian organizations.  And because we in military service make up only one percent of the country’s total population, most Americans don’t have first-hand knowledge of the ...

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HeroBracelets to expand fund raising.

We've VERY proud to be able to expand out fund raising process. Currently, we send $2.00 from each HeroBracelet sold to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund or $2.00 to the Military Order of the Purple Heart on Purple Heart HeroBracelet orders. We have just been in contact with BlueStarFam.org (Blue Star Families) and GoldStarMoms.com (American Gold Star Mothers). Very soon, you will be able to select which organization you would like the donation made to when you ord

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HeroBracelets for the 467th and 1908th at Fort Hood.

[caption id="attachment_2737" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Members of the 467th and 1908th meet before deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan"][/caption] Around two weeks ago we got an email from 1LT Lopez. He's with the 467th and 1908th Combat Stress Detachment, currently based at Fort Hood, Texas. You'll remember the recent shootings there that was in the news. A gunman killed a dozen soldiers, a civilian and wounded many more during a deployment ceremony. Well, 1LT Lopez's unit was hi...

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Obama calls for another 30,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan

It is in America's vital national interests to send another 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan, President Barack Obama said Tuesday night during a speech at West Point, N

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