Hero Stories for fallen military

Elementary school kids honoring the fallen.

Sharon Ricklic's 5th grade class in New Philadelphia, Ohio has something very special planned. --------------------- Small Town Ohio School on the Verge of Being Closed will Honor Local Soldier Killed in Iraq Fifth Grade Class of Ohio's Preserve America History Teacher of the Year to Present Soldier's Family with HeroBracelets as Part of Veterans' Day Ceremonies (New Philadelphia, Ohio) - In a special Veterans' Day Ceremony on Nov. 9 in his hometown, a group of fifth graders at York Elementa...

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SGT Samuel Nichols, USMC

Recently, while looking through the Web, I came across a blog site put together by Mr. Tony Neria. His son-in-law, SGT Samuel Nichols was seriously wounded in Iraq and has been in a coma since. The blog is real-life account of the family's struggle to bring SGT Nichols back. It's truly moving. Please take a few minutes and visit his site at http://www.tneria01.wordpress.com -------------- Honoring our deployed, wounded and fallen heroes: I have this little routine every morning that involve...

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The Lasting Wounds of War

I'm not sure where this was published originally, but it's something very worth reading. ------------- BAGHDAD -- The soldiers were lifted into the helicopters under a moonless sky, their bandaged heads grossly swollen by trauma, their forms silhouetted by the glow from the row of medical monitors laid out across their bodies, from ankle to neck. An orange screen atop the feet registered blood pressure and heart rate. The blue screen at the knees announced the level of postoperative pressure ...

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Wounded and waiting

I came across this on the ArmyTimes Web site. It's pretty powerful and I think it's worth reprinting. --------------- A slow medical evaluation process leaves many injured troops in limbo By Kelly Kennedy - Staff writer Posted : Tuesday Feb 20, 2007 14:41:57 EST Leaning over the sink in an almost-clean barracks bathroom across the street from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Pvt. Robert Van Antwerp, 20, quickly sheared the hair of his new roommate into a fresh crew cut. "This is what my dad d...

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From a Gold Star Father.

We came across a Web site called SoldiersMind.com. They have allowed us to publish their stories. Below is one that should be shared. ----------------- Two years ago, military officers showed up at the front door of John Wroblewski's home. As soon as he saw them, he knew the horrifying news they were bearing"¦. the news that his oldest son had died in Iraq. Ever since that day, Wroblewski has embarked on a long journey that has taken him to Iraq to see where his son died to becoming an outspo...

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A story from College Station, TX

We were fortunate enough to meet CPL. Sullens. This story was in the local paper. After eight years of enlistment, it wasn't until Andrew Sullens' seven-month stint in Iraq that he received a nickname from his Marine buddies. They started calling the College Station resident "Tackleberry," a joking reference to the character who showed an overzealousness for firearms throughout the Police Academy movies in the 1980s. The nickname stuck after Cpl. Sullens "” preparing for a two-day mission wi...

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To the memory of SPC Christopher Andrew Merville.

I have attached a few photos of my son, Spc.Christopher Andrew Merville, who gave his life for freedom while patrolling with the U.S. Army on duty in Al Anbar Province, Iraq on 12 October 2004. I like Chris' look in the uniform with the beret - quite jaunty. The second photo was taken while he was at Camp Casey, South Korea, before he deployed to Iraq. He was very inquisitive and loved to explore new places. This photo was taken while he was on a day hiking trip in the area. The third photo i...

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A message from Miami.

We'd like to thank Andy Kilgore for his nice note and photos. My name is Andy Kilgore. I knew SGT Bradley J Harper (USMC) and attended the same church. Also, his father, Steve was a teacher in my school during my middle school years. I am grateful for my freedoms for which Brad died. I remember his sacrafice everyday. His memory will live on forever. People always ask about my HeroBracelet and HeroTag and it gives me the opportunity to share Brad's story with other students at Miami Universit...

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