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.

Military Monday.

Candied red, white & blue popcorn by The Idea Room

Another Military Monday comes… and goes.

Army Pfc. Tyler M. Springmann July 17, 2011 19, of Hartland, Maine
Army Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth B. Elwell July 17, 2011 33, of Holland, Pa.
Army Sgt. Omar A. Jones July 18, 2011 28, of Crook, Colo.
Army Sgt. Brian K. Mowery July 18, 2011 49, of Halifax, Pa.
Army Sgt. Edward W. Koehler July 18, 2011 47, of Lebanon, Pa.
Army Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. VanGiesen July 18, 2011 30, of Erie, Pa.
Army Sgt. Jacob Molina July 19, 2011 27, of Houston, TX
Army Staff Sgt. James M. Christen July 19, 2011 29, of Loomis, Ca
Army Master Sgt. Benjamin Stevenson July 21, 2011 36, of Canyon Lake, TX
Army Spc. Augustus J. Vicari July 29, 2011 22, of Broken Arrow, Okla.
Army 2nd Lt. Jered W. Ewy July 29, 2011 33, of Edmond, Okla
Marine Sgt. Christopher M. Wrinkle July 31, 2011 29, of Dallastown, Pa.
Marine Sgt. Dennis Kancler July 31, 2011 26, of Brecksville, Ohio
Marine Staff Sgt. Patrick R. Dolphin July 31, 2011 29, of Moscow, Pa.
Army Pfc. Brice M. Scott July 31, 2011 22, of Columbus, Ga.
Army Sgt. William B. GrossPaniagua July 31, 2011 28, of Daly City, Ca
Marine Staff Sgt. Leon H. Lucas Jr. August 1, 2011 32, of Wilson, N.C.
Army Staff Sgt. Kirk Owen August 2, 2011 37, of Sapulpa, Ok
Army Pfc. Gil I. Morales Del Valle August 3, 2011 21, of Jacksonville, Fl
Army Pfc. Cody A. Baker August 3, 2011 19, of Holton, KC
Army Spc. Barun Rai August 3, 2011 24, of Silver Spring, Md.
Army Sgt. Anthony Del Mar Peterson August 4, 2011 24, of Chelsea, Ok
Army Capt. Waid C. Ramsey August 4, 2011 41, of Red Bay, Al
Army Spc. Mark J. Downer August 5, 2011 23, of Warner Robins, Ga.
Army Spc. Jinsu Lee August 5, 2011 34, of Chatsworth, Ca

Military Monday.

Great patriotic flag cupcake idea from Martha Stewart

Another Military Monday. In case you’re unfamiliar with this concept: each week I list names of soldiers who’ve lost their lives in one of the wars the United States is currently participating in, usually accompanied by a patriotic or red/white/blue baked item or food. I’ve been doing it since May of 2009 when Yoyo asked me to do it with her, & I think I’ve only missed one week.

I’m so very proud of our military, especially it being a volunteer service. These people volunteer to do what the rest of us wouldn’t. They deserve so much better from us as a country.

Not to mention support for our troops is NOT a singularly political idea. It’s not a Republican or Democratic or Independent thing. It’s just the right thing.

Army Pfc. James A. Waters July 1, 2011 21, of Cloverdale, Ind.
Army Staff Sgt. Michael J. Garcia July 4, 2011 27, of Bossier City, La.
Army Sgt. Nicanor Amper IV July 5, 2011 36, of San Jose, Ca
Army Spc. Preston J. Suter July 5, 2011 22, of Sandy, Utah
Army Staff Sgt. Joshua A. Throckmorton July 5, 2011 28, of Battle Creek Mich.
Army Spc. Jordan C. Schumann July 5, 2011 24, of Port St. Lucie, Fl
Army Spc. Nicholas W. Newby July 7, 2011 20, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Army Spc. Nathan R. Beyers July 7, 2011 24, of Littleton, Colo
Marine Staff Sgt. Thomas J. Dodds Dudley July 7, 2011 29, of Tega Cay, S.C.
Army Sgt. Christopher P. Soderlund July 9, 2011 23, of Pineville, La
Army Sgt. 1st Class Terry L. Pasker July 9, 2011 39, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Marine Lance Cpl. Norberto Mendez Hernandez July 10, 2011 22, of Logan, Utah
Army Sgt. Steven L. Talamantez July 10, 2011 34, of Laredo, TX
Army Spc. Rafael A. Nieves Jr. July 10, 2011 22, of Albany, N.Y.
Navy Hospitalman Aaron D. Ullom July 12, 2011 20, of Midland, Mich.
Marine Lance Cpl. Robert S. Greniger July 12, 2011 21, of Greenfield, Minn.
Marine Lance Cpl. Jabari N. Thompson July 13, 2011 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Army Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers July 14, 2011 27, of Mount Olivet, Ky.
Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher L. Camero July 15, 2011 19, of Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Army Reserve Spc. Daniel L. Elliott July 15, 2011 21, of Youngsville, N.C.
Army Staff Sgt. Wyatt A. Goldsmith July 15, 2011 28, of Colville, Wash.
Army Sgt. Lex L. Lewis July 15, 2011 40, of Rapid City, S.D.
Army Cpl. Raphael R. Arruda July 16, 2011 21, of Ogden, Utah
Army Spc. Frank R. Gross July 16, 2011 25, of Oldsmar, Fl
Army Sgt. Mark A. CofieldJuly 17, 2011 25, of Colorado Springs, Colo

Military Monday.

Amazingly perfect little red, white & blue cupcakes from Skip to My Lou

It’s amazing to me that there are still people defending these wars we’re involved in. BRING OUR TROOPS HOME. #MilitaryMonday

Army Sgt. James W. Harvey II June 20, 2011 23, of Toms River, N.J.
Army Pfc. Gustavo A. Rios-Ordonez June 20, 2011 25, of Englewood, Ohio
Marine Lance Cpl. Jared C. Verbeek June 21, 2011 22, of Visalia, Ca
Marine Cpl. Gurpreet Singh June 22, 2011 21, of Antelope, Ca
Army Spc. Levi E. Nuncio June 22, 2011 24, of Harrisonburg, Va.
Army Spc. Nicholas C. D. Hensley June 24, 2011 28, of Prattville, Ala
Army Staff Sgt. Nigel D. Kelly June 25, 2011 26, of Menifee, Ca
Army Spc. Nicholas P. Bernier June 25, 2011 21, of East Kingston, N.H.
Army 1st Lt. Dimitri A. Del Castillo June 25, 2011 24, of Tampa, Fl
Marine Sgt. Marlon E. Myrie June 25, 2011 25, of Oakland Park, Fl
Army Staff Sgt. Russell J. Proctor June 26, 2011 25, of Oroville, Ca
Army Spc. Kevin J. Hilaman June 26, 2011 28, of Albany, Ca
Army Spc. Matthew R. Gallagher June 26, 2011 22, of North Falmouth, Ma
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Douville June 26, 2011 33, of Harvey, La.
Marine Gunnery Sgt. Ralph E. Pate Jr. June 26, 2011 29, of Mullins, S.C.
Army Pfc. Dylan J. Johnson June 26, 2011 20, of Tulsa, Ok
Marine Cpl. Michael C. Nolen June 27, 2011 22, of Spring Valley, Wis.
Army Staff Sgt. Donald V. Stacy June 28, 2011 23, of Avondale, AZ
Marine Lance Cpl. Mark R. Goyet June 28, 2011 22, of Sinton, TX
Marine Lance Cpl. John F. Farias June 28, 2011 20, of New Braunfels, TX
Army Capt. Matthew G. Nielson June 29, 2011 27, of Jefferson, Iowa
Army Spc. Robert G. Tenney June 29, 2011 29, of Warner Robins, G
Army Capt. David E. Van Camp June 29, 2011 29, of Wheeling, W.Va
Marine Sgt. Chad D. Frokjer June 30, 2011 27, of Maplewood, Minn
Marine Cpl. Kyle R. Schneider June 30, 2011 23, of Phoenix, N.Y.