Category Archives: Support the Troops
To piggyback a little with CJ’s earlier post I wanted to highlight an organization that deserves some attention called Troops Direct. They are a non-profit organization that helps out our troops in Afghanistan and other areas where our troops our … Continue reading
Each year, I raise money to purchase and ship delicious Girl Scout cookies to deployed troops. Last year was an exception since I was deployed. However, I was thankful that my team and I were sent many boxes during my … Continue reading
WACO (February 12, 2013)—The funeral procession for slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, which the Department of Public Safety says may be the longest in U.S. history, passed through Central Texas on Interstate 35 Tuesday morning on its way to the Texas State Cemetery where Kyle will be laid to rest.
Hundreds of residents lined the highway and packed highway overpasses to pay tribute to the slain war hero.
Retired Army Ranger captain, Blake Hall:
His name was Mohammed; we called him Roy to protect his identity while he accompanied my platoon of scouts and snipers on combat patrols in Baghdad from December 2006 to September 2007. Roy, a mere teenager at the time, was our interpreter — and a highly skilled one. He questioned insurgent leaders we had captured; he served as my eyes and ears among the local population; he was like a younger brother to me and the scout team leader responsible for him. Roy died in a house bombing in Diyala province in January 2008 along with sixAmerican soldiers from the platoon that replaced mine in Iraq. I cry every time I write that sentence, just like I cried the first time I spoke with his mom.
I wanted to take a quick moment to share a story from Airman First Class Tom Brading (not to be confused with Tom Brady!). It’s a great story of resilience and overcoming some of the most difficult odds. Please read … Continue reading
As America celebrates her independence, Soldiers’ Angels Project Valour-IT is fighting to save a program that gives a bit of independence to severely-wounded veterans. In the last seven years, Project Valour-IT has supplied over 6,000 voice-controlled and other adaptive laptops … Continue reading