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Military Monday.

December 21, 2009
Gorgeous Christmas tree image courtesy of the Patriotic Wife

The 26th Military Monday is here, and this one is the last one before Christmas. At this time of year especially I think MM is an important thing. Christmas/Hanukkah/etc is no time to be away from family in a war zone, not that there’s a good time… but the holidays are especially hard on our soldiers and their families.

Military Monday is something my friend Yoyo asked me to join her in doing, and I gladly accepted. Carson Daly started it on Twitter and it gave her the idea to do it on her blog. There are quite a few of us doing it now and I encourage you to do your own Military Monday tribute. View my archives for more entries.

So as it gets even closer to Christmas, please think about those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States, and those who sacrifice everyday for it still. Please try and do something for them this year, go to one or two of the following sites and consider helping out somehow: Adopt a Soldier, Operation Adopt a Soldier or Soldier’s Angels, Adopt a Platoon, Any SoldierOperation Shoebox, & the USO.

Robert Lee Hollar Jr., 35, Army National Guard Staff Sergeant, Sep 01, 2005 Griffin, Georgia
Lonnie J. Parson, 39, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Sep 02, 2005 Norcross, Georgia
Matthew Charles Bohling, 22, Army Sergeant, Sep 05, 2005 Eagle River, Alaska
Jeffrey A. Williams, 20, Army Corporal, Sep 05, 2005 Warrenville, Illinois
Luke C. Williams, 35, Army Corporal, Sep 05, 2005 Knoxville, Tennessee
Jude R. Jonaus, 27, Army Staff Sergeant, Sep 06, 2005 Miami, Florida
Franklin R. Vilorio, 26, Army Sergeant, Sep 06, 2005 Miami, Florida
Robert N. Martens, 20, Navy Hospitalman, Sep 06, 2005 Queen Creek, Arizona
Christopher L. Everett, 23, Army National Guard Staff Sergeant, Sep 07, 2005 Huntsville, Texas
Kurtis Dean K. Arcala, 22, Army Sergeant, Sep 11, 2005 Palmer, Alaska
Jeremy M. Campbell, 21, Army Sergeant, Sep 11, 2005 Middlebury, Pennsylvania
Robert D. Macrum, 22, Navy Seaman Apprentice, Sep 12, 2005 Sugarland, Texas
Alfredo B. Silva, 35, Army National Guard Sergeant, Sep 15, 2005 Calexico, California
Shane C. Swanberg, 24, Marine Lance Corporal, Sep 15, 2005 Kirkland, Washington
Matthew L. Deckard, 29, Army Sergeant, Sep 16, 2005 Elizabethtown, Kentucky
David H. Ford IV, 20, Army Specialist, Sep 16, 2005 Ironton, Ohio
Alan Nye Gifford, 39, Army 1st Sergeant, Sep 16, 2005 Tallahassee, Florida
Regilio E. Nelom, 45, Army Staff Sergeant, Sep 17, 2005 Queens, New York
Mark H. Dooley, 27, Army National Guard 1st Lieutenant, Sep 19, 2005 Wallkill, New York
Michael Egan, 36, Army National Guard Sergeant, Sep 19, 2005 Pennsauken, New Jersey
William L. Evans, 22, Army National Guard Specialist, Sep 19, 2005 Hallstead, Pennsylvania
William V. Fernandez, 37, Army National Guard Sergeant, Sep 19, 2005 Reading, Pennsylvania
Lawrence E. Morrison, 45, Army Reserve Sergeant 1st Class, Sep 19, 2005 Yakima, Washington
William Alvin Allers III, 28, Army National Guard Staff Sergeant, Sep 20, 2005 Leitchfield, Kentucky
Pierre A. Raymond, 28, Army Reserve Sergeant, Sep 20, 2005 Lawrence, Massachusetts
Travis M. Arndt, 23, Army National Guard Sergeant, Sep 21, 2005 Bozeman, Montana
Kevin M. Jones, 21, Army Corporal, Sep 22, 2005 Washington, North Carolina
Scott P. McLaughlin, 29, Army National Guard Sergeant, Sep 22, 2005 Hardwick, Vermont
Mike T. Sonoda Jr., 34, Army National Guard Sergeant, Sep 22, 2005 Fallbrook, California
Andrew Joseph Derrick, 25, Army Sergeant, Sep 23, 2005 Columbia, South Carolina
Paul C. Neubauer, 40, Army National Guard Sergeant, Sep 23, 2005 Oceanside, California
Daniel R. Scheile, 37, Army National Guard Staff Sergeant, Sep 24, 2005 Antioch, California
Brian E. Dunlap, 34, Marine Reserve Sergeant, Sep 24, 2005 Vista, California
Shawn A. Graham, 34, Army National Guard Sergeant, Sep 25, 2005 Red Oak, Texas
Casey E. Howe, 32, Army Sergeant 1st Class, Sep 26, 2005 Philadelphia, New York
Tulsa T. Tuliau, 33, Army Master Sergeant, Sep 26, 2005 Watertown, New York
Howard P. Allen, 31, Army National Guard Sergeant, Sep 26, 2005 Mesa, Arizona
Andrew P. Wallace, 25, Army National Guard Sergeant, Sep 26, 2005 Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Michael J. Wendling, 20, Army National Guard Specialist, Sep 26, 2005 Mayville, Wisconsin
Elijah M. Ortega, 19, Marine Private, Sep 26, 2005 Oxnard, California
Jason A. Benford, 30, Army Staff Sergeant, Sep 27, 2005 Toledo, Ohio
Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson, 21, Air Force Airman 1st Class, Sep 28, 2005 Riviera Beach, Florida
Daniel L. Arnold, 27, Army National Guard Staff Sergeant, Sep 28, 2005 Montrose, Pennsylvania
Oliver J. Brown, 19, Army National Guard Private 1st Class, Sep 28, 2005 Carbondale, Pennsylvania
Steve Morin Jr., 34, Army National Guard Sergeant, Sep 28, 2005 Arlington, Texas
George A. Pugliese, 39, Army National Guard Staff Sergeant, Sep 28, 2005 Carbondale, Pennsylvania
Eric W. Slebodnik, 21, Army National Guard Sergeant, Sep 28, 2005 Greenfield Township, Pennsylvania
Lee A. Wiegand, 20, Army National Guard Specialist, Sep 28, 2005 Hallstead, Pennsylvania
Joshua J. Kynoch, 23, Army Corporal, Oct 01, 2005 Santa Rosa, California
Jens E. Schelbert, 31, Army Staff Sergeant, Oct 01, 2005 New Orleans, Louisiana

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