Category: Military Monday

Military Monday.

Vintage WWII poster

I’ve been taking some time off from my Military Mondays this month, which you probably noticed. I haven’t forgotten our armed forces, though. And I hope you haven’t either.

But just in case, I’d like to remind you this week especially to remember our troops.

ADOPT A SOLDIER · A CUP OF JOE (GREEN BEANS COFFEE) · LET’S BRING ‘EM HOME · USO

OPERATION COMFORT · SOLDIERS’ ANGELS · GUARDIAN ANGELS FOR SOLDIERS’ PET

So while we celebrate the fact that the Iraq war is over, please don’t forget the lives that have already been lost.

Military Monday.

Vintage patriotic Thanksgiving postcard

This is the last Monday before Thanksgiving. Please remember all our troops who won’t be home, having turkey. No matter what the reason. And if you’re feeling generous:

ADOPT A SOLDIER · A CUP OF JOE (GREEN BEANS COFFEE) · LET’S BRING ‘EM HOME · USO

OPERATION COMFORT · SOLDIERS’ ANGELS · GUARDIAN ANGELS FOR SOLDIERS’ PET

Military Monday.

This month is the month of one of the most important “family” holidays to Americans. Being that Thanksgiving is a time when we share our homes, meals & what we’re thankful for with friends & family, maybe this year you could share some warm thoughts with a U.S. soldier as well. It wouldn’t take much time at all to either buy them a cup of coffee or “adopt them“, or write them a note of thanks. And also, please remember those who won’t be coming home to their families this year…

Military Monday.

Fantastic George Washington jack-o-lantern from the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular in Rhode Island

When you or your kids are putting on your Halloween costumes next week, or trick-or-treating, or making candy apples with the family, please remember all the children without parents… or parents without children thanks to these wars. Remember all the broken families these wars have caused. Just take one minute to think of them out of your day. Don’t let them be forgotten or taken for granted.

Hopefully what our President says is true, & by the holidays the troops will be home & this list can start to get shorter!

Army 2Nd Lt. Joe L. Cunningham August 13, 2011 27, Of Kingston, Ok
Army 1St Lt. Damon T. Leehan August 14, 2011 30, Of Edmond, Ok
Army Spc. Joseph A. Vandreumel August 14, 2011 32, Of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Army Sgt. Matthew A. Harmon August 14, 2011 29, Of Bagley, Minn.
Army Spc. Joshua M. Seals August 16, 2011 21, Of Porter, Ok
Army Spc. Dennis G. Jensen August 16, 2011 21, Of Vermillion, S.d.
Marine Lance Cpl. Travis M. Nelson August 18, 2011 19, Of Pace, Fl
Army Pfc. Douglas L. Cordo August 19, 2011 20, Of Kingston, N.y.
Army 1St Lt. Timothy J. Steele August 23, 2011 25, Of Duxbury, Mass.
Army Sgt. Andrew R. Tobin August 24, 2011 24, Of Jacksonville, Ill.
Army Sgt. Colby L. Richmond August 25, 2011 28, Of Providence, N.c.
Army Sgt. Devin J. Daniels August 25, 2011 22, Of Kuna, Idaho
Army Pfc. Jesse W. Dietrichaugust 25, 2011 20, Of Venus, Tx
Army Pfc. Brandon S. Mullins August 25, 2011 21, Of Owensboro, Ky
Army Spc. Michael C. Roberts August 27, 2011 23, Of Watauga, Tx
Army Pfc. Alberto L. Obod Jr. August 28, 2011 26, Of Orlando, Fl
Army Spc. Douglas J. Green August 28, 2011 Green, 23, Of Sterling, Va
Army Spc. Kevin R. Shumaker August 31, 2011 24, Of Livermore, Ca
Army Spc. Dennis James Jr. August 31, 2011 21, Of Deltona, Fl
Army Spc. Christopher J. Scott September 3, 2011 21, Of Tyrone, N.y.
Army Pfc. Christophe J. Marquis September 4, 2011 40, Of Tampa, Fl
Navy Cmdr. James K. Crawford September 7, 2011 50, Of East Concord, N.y.
Army Pfc. Douglas J. Jeffries Jr. September 8, 2011 20, Of Springville, Ca
Army Spc. Koran P. Contreras September 8, 2011 21, Of Lawndale, Ca

Military Monday.

Super cute cheesecakes in a jar from My Baking Addiction

With each Military Monday, I find myself wondering when this is going to end. Where are we hoping to take this? Why are we still over there? When are our boys & girls going to come home, safe & sound? I hate to think anyone has died in vain, but what is the ultimate goal? Maybe I should rewind time to 2003 & ask Mr. Bush… or I guess I could ask Mr. Obama what he seems to think about it & what he plans to do.

Navy Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Darrik C. Benson August 6, 2011 28, of Angwin, Ca
Navy Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Heath M. Robinson August 6, 2011 34, of Detroit
Navy Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Robert J. Reeves August 6, 2011 32, of Shreveport, La.
Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist/Diver) Nicholas H. Null August 6, 2011 30, of Washington, W.Va.
Navy Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Stephen M. Mills August 6, 2011 35, of Fort Worth, TX
Navy Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Matthew D. Mason August 6, 2011 37, of Kansas City, Mo.
Navy Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Kevin A. Houston August 6, 2011 35, of West Hyannisport, Mass
Navy Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) John W. Faas August 6, 2011 31, of Minneapolis
Navy Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Brian R. Bill August 6, 2011 31, of Stamford, Conn.
Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Senior Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Kraig M. Vickers August 6, 2011 36, of Kokomo, Hawaii
Navy Special Warfare Operator Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff August 6, 2011 34, of Green Forest, Ark.
Navy Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Louis Langlais August 6, 2011 44, of Santa Barbara, Ca
Navy Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall August 6, 2011 32, of Shreveport, La.
Marine Sgt. Daniel J. Patron August 6, 2011 26, of Canton, Ohio
Marine Sgt. Adan Gonzales Jr. August 7, 2011 28, of Bakersfield, Ca
Marine Sgt. Joshua J. Robinson August 7, 2011 29, of Omaha, Neb.
Army Sgt. Alessandro L. Plutino August 8, 2011 28, of Pitman, N.J.
Marine Cpl. Nicholas S. Ott August 10, 2011 23, of Manchester, N.J.
Navy Hospitalman Ryley Gallinger-Long August 11, 2011 19, of Cornelius, Ore
Army Pfc. Rueben J. Lopez August 11, 2011 27, of Williams, Ca
Army Spc. Patrick L. Lay II August 11, 2011 21, of Fletcher, N.C.
Army Spc. Jordan M. Morris August 11, 2011 23, of Stillwater, Ok
Army Sgt. Jameel T. Freeman August 11, 2011 26, of Baltimore
Army Sgt. Edward J. Frank II August 11, 2011 26, of Yonkers, N.Y.
Army Master Sgt. Charles L. Price III August 12, 2011 40, of Milam, TX

Military Monday.

Patriotic Rice Krispie treats by ClassBrain.com

Another week, another list of soldiers.

Marine Sgt. Daniel D. Gurr August 5, 2011 21, of Vernal, Utah
Army Spc. Spencer C. Duncan August 6, 2011 21, of Olathe, KC
Army Sgt. Alexander J. Bennett August 6, 2011 24, of Tacoma, Wash.
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryan J. Nichols August 6, 2011 31, of Hays, K
Army Staff Sgt. Patrick D. Hamburger August 6, 2011 30, of Lincoln, Neb.
Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 David R. Carter August 6, 2011 47, of Centennial, Colo.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Zerbe August 6, 2011 28, of York, Pa.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew W. Harvell August 6, 2011 26, of Long Beach, Ca
Air Force Tech. Sgt. John W. Brown August 6, 2011 33, of Tallahassee, Fl
Navy Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Nicholas P. Spehar August 6, 2011 24, of St. Paul, Minn.
Navy Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jesse D. Pittman August 6, 201127, of Willits, Ca
Navy Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Aaron C. Vaughn August 6, 2011 30, of Stuart, Fl
Navy Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist) Jon T. Tumilson August 6, 2011 35, of Rockford, Iowa
Navy Cryptologist Technician (Collection) Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) Michael J. Strange August 6, 2011 25, of Philadelphia, PA
Navy Master-at-Arms Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) John Douangdara August 6, 2011 26, of South Sioux City, Neb
Navy Information Systems Technician Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Jared W. Day August 6, 2011 28, of Taylorsville, Utah
Navy Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Parachutist) Christopher G. Campbell August 6, 2011 36, of Jacksonville, N.C.