Troop Salute

Troy Nelson of the U.S. Army

Today’s salute comes from Sharron Taylor, written to us in honor of her father. "My dad, Troy E. Nelson, served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was a medic with the 12th Armored Division, 43rd Tank Battalion, known as The Mystery Division. While he was in Frankfort Germany he got to meet his…

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Samuel Corman of the US Navy

Today we salute a troop who followed his parent into the service of this nation.  Like so many others who we've saluted here, growing up with tales of service and the connection to our military led this American to do his part. Today we salute Samuel Corman of the United States Navy. Before you draw…

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Ed Linge of the United States Marine Corps

Everyone here appreciates our troops.  That's why we do the troop salute. It's a safe bet that just about everyone in Country music appreciates our troops as well. Today's salute is from a very proud mother, she wants us to honor her son for all he did in the service, and all that he does…

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Rod Hanson of the United States Navy

Some people are just born with the drive and the desire to serve. When you find someone who is truly born with this trait, you probably couldn't stop them if you tried. Today we salute Rod Hanson of the United States Navy. Rod hasn't worn the uniform of a sailor for a long, long time.…

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Dennis Dow and “Jag” of the US Army

ust when we think we’ve heard all the great stories about all the incredible people who make our military possible, we get messages that completely surprise us. Today we salute both Dennis Dow of the United States Army and the Army National Guard, and the troop that Dennis himself actually asked us to salute: his…

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Dylan Thompson of the US Marine Corp

Many of our Troop Salutes come from the moms and dads of those who serve, but some of our proudest also come in from the siblings of our troops, because you just know they probably fought and competed as kids but have now earned respect. Today we salute Private First Class Dylan Thompson of the…

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Brad Michaels of the US Air Force

Today we salute First Sergeant Brad Michaels of the US Air Force. His son Zachariah wrote in to us after he heard that we do the Troop Salute every Monday, Wednesday and Friday here on 98.9 the Bull, and he knew he had to do one for his dad. First Sergeant Michaels served from 1986-1996…

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Terry Sutton of the US Army

Today we salute Sergeant Major Terry Sutton of the US Army. This salute was sent to us by his nephew Jake Abernathy. Terry served in the Army for 25 years but even so it takes someone extra special to achieve the rank of Sergeant Major, which is the highest rank possible for an enlisted man…

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Christine Sloan of the US Army

So many of our salutes are for veterans and individuals with long storied service records. The Troop Salute is here to honor and support everyone who has made the commitment to protect this nation. It doesn't matter if someone is a 3-Star General who put in 38 years of service, or a fresh recruit who's…

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Casey Payne of the US Air Force

A full career in the military is a life well lived and a life of good service to your nation. When you hear us talk about the sacrifice of service, we're not talking about the jobs in the military. When we talk about the sacrifice we are referring to the risks involved in service. Working…

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