Thanks to all for participating in wishing our troops a Merry Christmas.
We couldn’t get to all the emails so we have posted them here.
Godspeed to the greatest fighting force in the world!
Proud father of Joshua Carbone
I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a special heart felt thank you to those who served for the freedoms of our wonderful nation. Since my son Joshua left for Iraq, I have a better appreciation of what that service requires. Many before him made the ultimate sacrifice and prepared a safer course for my son and our country. How do you thank a father, mother, wife, husband, son or daughter for such a sacrifice? As a father of a child in a hostile location, I fight the demons everyday but I trust in God for his purpose and protection. As the holidays loom closer, I will surely miss him more, if that is possible. Nevertheless, a plate will be set at the table and gifts under the tree as a reminder for all who are absent from their families.
Your my favorite fill-ins
I’d like to thank some of my personal Heroes
Lt. Colonel Mark Schmidt, U.S. Air Force, F16 Pilot
Lt. Jonathon Schmidt, U.S. Air Force, T38 Pilot
Ryan Schmidt, Cadet VMI 2011
Heather Schmidt, Color Corporal, VMI Cadet 2010
Zack Youngsma, Regimental Commander, VMI 2008
Also, All of our brave Men and Women serving this great country
My daughter, Jennifer is in Iraq. She’s a navigator for prowlers in the Marines. I want to wish her squadron (The Banshees) and all our troops a very Merry Christmas and a New year filled with hope and a swift reunion with their loved ones.
We love you Jennifer!
Thank you and Merry Christmas
I was driving home and heard Bill Janis extend his Christmas greetings to his Brother Rats serving our great nation. First of all, thanks for making me almost wreck the car from the misting of the eyes! Glad I didn’t have my cell phone or it could have been real trouble!