Hero Stories for fallen military

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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Memorial ceremony for SGTs Hull and Tomko.

307th-memorial-program-final-6-1-08.pdf As you may know, the 307th hosted a memorial ceremony for SGTs Hull and Tomko on 8 Jun 08. About 600 people braved what passes for hot back here in the States (90+ degrees and high humidity) to pay tribute to Hull and Tomko. The CG of the 200th MP Cmd, MG McQueen, and his CSM, CSM Toth, attended. COL Christine Stark, whom some of you may remember from Bosnia, spoke at the event. She also read a message from COL(Ret) Spain. SSG Kevin Forringer, form...

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A lost HeroBracelet

I found this on the www.strykernews.com website today. Mike Gilbert of The News Tribune is allowing us to re-print this entry from his site in the hope that the rightful owner of this bracelet can be located. Mike's email is mike.gilbert@thenewstribune.com. Allie Krizmanich of Raleigh, N.C., is hoping the readers might be able to help. She was in Chicago this week for work and during her off time, went to the beach on the shores of Lake Michigan. There, sticking out of the sand, was one of th...

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Face of Defense: Wounded Warrior Leads Medical Battalion

Face of Defense: Wounded Warrior Leads Medical Battalion By Elaine Wilson Special to American Forces Press Service FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, May 23, 2008 – When Army Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Cornejo was wounded in Iraq, he had to return stateside for medical treatment, reluctantly leaving his comrades and mission behind. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Cornejo, who was injured in Iraq in 2007, speaks at his change of responsibility ceremony May 13, 2008, at the 187th Medical Battalion headquarters a...

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America Supports You: Drive Offers Chance to Show Patriotism

America Supports You: Drive Offers Chance to Show Patriotism By Samantha L. Quigley American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 22, 2008 – Tens of thousands of care packages will be packed and ready for shipping to servicemembers deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and on ships at sea in time for Independence Day. Operation Gratitude’s annual “Patriotic Drive” makes sure servicemembers have a little piece of home around the nation’s birthday. "This will be the fastest-paced care package drive we ...

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Commission Urges Americans to Pause, Reflect on Memorial Day

Commission Urges Americans to Pause, Reflect on Memorial Day By Meghan Vittrup American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 22, 2008 – While Americans enjoy the traditional summer kick-off weekend with vacations, backyard barbecues, pool openings and picnics, the White House Commission on Remembrance is asking them to take a moment on Memorial Day to remember the true meaning of the holiday. The National Moment of Remembrance was created “to provide a time of remembrance for America’s fallen...

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New Program Offers ‘Care for Caregivers’

New Program Offers ‘Care for Caregivers’ By Elaine Wilson Special to American Forces Press Service FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, May 22, 2008 – The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research here has launched a program aimed at caring for a segment of the military population much more accustomed to administering care than receiving it. Marcie Gemmill, left, and Army Col. Kathryn Gaylord from the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Compassion Fatigue Program talk with Army Chaplain (Maj.) Philip...

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Memorial Bracelets keep memories alive.

Dear HeroBracelets, We ordered your memorial bracelets in the name of a boy that grew up the street from us. We had know Johnathan since he was little and always thought the world of him. He grew into a wonderful young man and joined the Army two years ago. We lost him in Iraq and we felt like we lost a member of our own family. We all ordered memorial bracelets from your website and wear them daily. It truly is a wonderful way to remember him. And people ask us about the memorial bracelets a...

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News Story for MRS. Ricklic's class.

This story just appeared in the Times Reporter! ----------------------- York 5th-graders to honor Nepsa York Elementary 5th-graders Logan Hurst (L), Blake Burrell, Alexis Cunningham and Leah Mutti display their HeroBracelets in memory of New Philadelphia's Cpl. Keith Nepsa, who was killed in Iraq in June. In a Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 9 in Cpl. Keith Nepsa's hometown, a group of 5th-graders at New Philadelphia's York Elementary will wear HeroBracelets bearing his name. In early June, Nepsa...

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