Hero Stories for killed in action bracelet

My son, my hero. LCPL Orin M. Santini

I would first like to thank all of you for the work that you are doing!! I ordered bracelets for my family as soon as I heard about them. My son, LCPL Orin M. Santini, is a 21 year old Marine. Orin joined the Marines when he was 17 and left for boot camp shortly after he graduated from high school, in Cody, Wy. Seeing your son leave, knowing that he could go to war, and knowing that it was entirely his choice, is one of the hardest things a mother will ever go through. My son has trained...

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My dad is my Hero.

My hero happens to be my father. When I was in 5th grade my dad went to Tal Afar, Iraq and I was really scared. He wrote me every day. My dad has a great amount of courage for going through what he went through and I could never be more proud of him than i am today. The day he left everyone was fine and no one in his unit had started to cry besides me. I was 10 and my best friend was my dad. He was so strong and I couldn't understand why he wasn't as upset as I was that day. He took me into t...

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My Hero, My Brother, Sgt Gregory Sepeda

Dear Hero Bracelets, Thank you so much for your support and service to all the families of military personnel. I bought a bracelet in honor of my "little brother," Sgt Gregory Sepeda, of the US Army while he was in Iraq from Oct '07 to June '08. This was technically his second deployment since 2002 and it wasn't any easyier for our family. My parents, siblings, neice/nephews, his girlfriend, and I were on pins and needles constantly during his absence. I wore the bracelet, daily, as a re...

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My Hero, SPC Fischer.

pfc-008.jpgSPC Fischer is stationed in Al Qayyarah, Iraq. Christopher has been deployed there since January of 2008. He is with the 76th Infantry Brigade. We live in a small town in Indiana called Dunkirk. Chris is well known and has lots of people supporting him back here at home. He is 19 years old. His birthday is November 5. He has 5 younger brothers. This is only his first deployment, and he is being extremely strong through all of it. I am so proud of him. He is my hero! Jessica Loves C...

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An Index of US Military Support Web Sites

An Index of US Military Support Web Sites MarineParents.com - We stand by our Marines and their families. If you are a family member, please let us know how we can help you. This web site offers a vast amount of information and support to help with deployment. God Bless and Semper Fi. OperationCareAndComfort.org - Operation: Care and Comfort, our all volunteer program, exists to provide support and comfort to “adopted” units of deployed U.S. military service members, serving in Iraq, Afghanis...

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Our son, our hero. Spec. Kevin Luna.

Kevin was the oldest of my three sons and was almost nineteen when he enlisted in the Army. After boot camp he was stationed in Germany and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Division, ( THE BIG RED ONE). When he wasn't being deployed he belonged to a volunteer Fire Department in the city of Weiden where he lived. The volunteers were responsible for eight villages, including his in case of a fire. He also liked sports, playing football in high school and played on a softball te...

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Our hero, our son. SPC Luke Frist.

Thank you for the opportunity to share information with you concerning our son, SPC Luke Frist, who we lost Jan. 5, 2007. I have also attached two pictures of Luke, one which includes his two sisters. Again thank you, Dennis and Patti Frist Luke Frist was born in Lafayette, IN on April 17, 1983. He was the youngest child of Dennis and Patti Frist and was welcomed home by two older sisters, Johanna and Erin. When he was 5 years old his family moved to an old farmhouse in southwest White Coun...

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My hero 1st is my son Sgt John Steadman Jr.

My hero 1st is my son Sgt John Steadman jr,He just got back from Afganistan 3 months ago and had been there 15 months. He left behind a large family including a wife ,2 small sons and a daughter. He got ambushed more than once, shot out all the time, food wasnt so good. He had health problems but had to suffer thru them until he came back to the states and is still waiting for them to be taken care of. The Hero bracelet I got was for the soldier from Johns unit that we lost 11-10-07. I wear i...

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Our hero, Cpl. Jimmy L. Shelton

Our hero is Cpl. Jimmy L. Shelton. Jimmy was KIA in FOB Summerall, Bayji Iraq 12/3/05. He joined the Army to go get the bad guys. He believed he could make a difference....and he did. Jimmy was a genuine person with so many friends. He was the type of friend that was always there. He was the kind of son that made us so very proud of him. He was always making us laugh. At his graduation he wore under his gown the Garfield pajamas that he made in home-ec. He also learned how to make th...

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My son, my hero. SFC Collin J. Bowen

My son was SFC Collin J. Bowen. He was injured on 1/2/08 and died of his injuries on 3/14/08. He was the toughest kid I know. He loved the military. He only had some 22 days left in country when a friend fo his asked if he would drive the Humvee on another mission. Collin's character was such that he couldn't say no. The mission was completed and they had stop just over 2 miles from the base to celebrate the completed successful mission. They were sitting in the vehicle smoking cuban cigars w...

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