November 21, 2008
Posted: 11:55 AM ET
I salute my little brother SPC. Salvatore James Galgano Jr. Standing 6'5 you may initially be intimidated by Sal. Give him 1 minute and you would be captivated by him.
With his sense of humor, Sal always is always the center of attention and the life of every party, yet somehow remains modest and humble.
Caring, loyal and genuine are few words to describe him. Sal gave me the title of an older sister but makes me feel like a younger sister every day. I am amazed at how much I continue to learn from him.
Sal is a great friend, protector, inspiration and someone who I am honored to call my little brother. His family anxiously awaits his safe return from Afghanistan to celebrate the Holidays with him. We all love you and miss you Sal!!!!
Love your big, little sister,
– Marie Bodensick – Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 11:51 AM ET
This picture is of my brother, Tyler Hartshorn, a member of the 1 4 Infantry. He is stationed at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. This picture was taken by another soldier without his knowledge, and gives me hope.
Everytime I miss him, I look at this picture and see all the good that he, and all of our troops & soldiers are doing and it brings me peace.
I just want to give a BiG "thank you" to all of our brave men & women.
Thank you, and God Bless the USA.
And if you see this Tyler, know that you are loved and missed more than words could say! We can't wait to see you back home!
– Morgan Hartshorn – Lincoln, Nebraska
Posted: 11:48 AM ET
I miss my son, a nineteen year old soldier in the Army National Guard. He is young, brave and stong. I am very nervous but at the same time so proud of his decision. He is stationed in Iraq. I am so thankful for his service and proud that he chose to serve our country. Thank you, Justin. And I can't wait until you return home safely in a year!!!! I miss you so much! I am so proud of you. Thank you and all of the men you are serving with!!!! Your sisters, brother and I can't wait to give you a great big hug and kiss. We love you.
– Susan Young – Lewes, Delaware