Troop Salute

Thomas E. Cain of The US Army

An American soldier and serviceman is a hero to many. Often these brave men and women are the most revered by their family and friends, but usually the people who idolize them the absolute most are their children. Today we salute Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Cain of the United States Army. Gloria Cain asked me…

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Memorial Day Special Troop Salute

As we enjoy this long holiday weekend, I want to make a special salute. Instead of saluting a single service member, on this Memorial Day Weekend I would like to salute Every service man and woman who has made the ultimate sacrifice for this great nation. Memorial Day Weekend is typically the first big event…

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Dan Mendenhall of US Navy

So many movies have been made about American servicemen's experiences in the Vietnam War. One of the common elements of many of these movies is the PT boats. These light gunboats were used by the US to move up and down the many tight, jungle-choked rivers of the region. PT Boats are common in Vietnam…

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Joe McCloskey of the US Navy

The Troop Salute is not a military “resume” – while we love to read through the submissions with details of military careers and accomplishments, we aren't just saluting medals and accolades, or combat bravery. The Troop Salute is all about honoring the men and women who make this country possible by serving in her military.…

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Michael Ian Castle USMC

How does someone know if military service is right for them? We have the luxury of making that decision for ourselves in this nation, and sometimes you just know it is the life for you, like the young man we are talking about here. Today we are saluting Michael Ian Castle of the United States…

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Simon Peter Hemingway of the US Army

Troop salutes flow in to my inbox a bit like the tide at the beach. I've noticed trends in who is sending them, and who is being saluted. We love and honor all of our troops here and we're proud to do it. Lately, the Tide has brought in a ton of salutes for brand…

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A Great American Family

You have heard us salute every type of troop out there, from veterans to new recruits. We've saluted entire branches of the service on special occasions, and we've selected very special individuals both alive and no longer with us. But one of the special types of salutes I'm getting more and more is a "whole…

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Don Allen Montgomery USMC

Today we salute Don Allen Montgomery of the United States Marine Corps. Don has written in to the show on numerous occasions, responding to stories, participating in discussions, and sending us memes and pictures. Don was commenting on a troop salute that we had done a few weeks ago and I decided I was going…

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R. Lee Ermey of the USMC

Today we salute one of the most recognizable United States Marines to ever wear the uniform: Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey. “Gunny”, as he liked to be called, became the essence of the Marines in the eyes of the American public, when he stepped into the role of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the 1987 Stanley…

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Tammie Jo Shults of the US Navy

Today we salute a veteran who exemplifies everything that our armed forces stand for. This Former US Navy Aviator personifies the Honor, Courage, and Commitment of the US Military every day. Captain Tammie Jo Shults of the United States Navy is a Captain for Southwest Airlines, where she flies Boeing 737's daily. It was in…

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