I’ve said many times before that there is no one more proud of their troop than Momma. There are probably a few dads and even some husbands and wives that might try to challenge me on this one, but I’m sticking to my guns because I know Momma feels something a little bit more when it comes to her kids. Today’s salute comes from one of these incredibly proud mothers. Today we salute Gunnery Sergeant Roy Calica of The United States Marine Corps. Roy’s mom, Sandy Calica wrote in to tell me that she is “beyond proud” of her Marine. This month marks 19 years that Gunny Calica has been in the Corps. He served in the 2003 wars in Afghanistan and in Kuwait. He is a Purple Heart recipient, and he continues to this day. Outside of his service, Roy has made his momma proud by being a wonderful husband and a father to 3 beautiful boys. Sandy says Roy has excelled at everything that has ever been put in front of him. For his 19 years of service to the nation, today we salute Gunnery Sergeant Roy Calica of the United States Marine Corps.