Troop Salute

Lori Hollman of the US Navy

The different combinations of Troop Salutes I receive here really paint an interesting picture of America and its serving families. Whether its kids saluting their parents, sisters saluting their brothers, or friends letting the world know about their friend in the service, pride is the constant element of any salute. Today we salute Lori Hollman…

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Corey Wenning of the US Army

Everyone assumes the parents of young Americans who sign up to head off into the service are proud of their troop. A much harder family member to impress, though, might be a sister or brother. The sibling we heard from for this salute was impressed enough with her brother to let the world know. Today we Salute…

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Adam Wheeler of the US Navy

The old advertisement for military service says "sign up and see the world". This isn't the leading recruitment slogan these days, but the offer definitely still stands. The sailor in this salute is serving his nation half way around the globe.  He is definitely seeing the world. Today we salute Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam…

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Donald Kloepfel of the US Armyc

So many of us are proud of the service members in our lives. I started doing the Troop Salute years ago because I know that people want the opportunity to share that pride with the world. Today we salute Donald Kloepfel of the United States Army. Donald's daughter Katherine Kloepfel wrote in on our Facebook…

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Ed Durrant of the US Air Force

Serving in the military can be just a chapter in your story, or it can change the whole direction of your life. The service can provide opportunities like job training and life experience, or it can provide much much more. Today we salute Ed Durrant of the United States Air Force and his wife Nancy…

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Sergeant Louis Edgett of US Army Air Force

One of the best parts of receiving Troop Salutes from proud family members is hearing their cherished stories and beloved family legacies. P1 Jamie Richardson wrote in to tell us about her grandfather who was a VERY brave WWII Airman. Today we are Saluting Sergeant Louis Edgett of the United States Army Air Force. Louis…

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Jim McArthur of the US Air Force and Army National Guard

There is no bigger hero to a little girl than her Daddy. Today's Troop Salute is for a Daddy that is a hero to his daughter, to his grandkids, and to the rest of us. Today we salute Sergeant Jim McArthur of the United States Air Force AND The United States Army National Guard. Yes, Jim…

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Clarence Mehlenbeck III of the US Navy

A troop salute can trigger more troop salutes.  It happens all the time. Just a short time ago we did a troop salute for a serviceman who was a dentist in the Army. I believe that salute probably reminded the person sending in today's salute about the person they wanted to honor. Today we salute Lieutenant…

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Keith White of US Air Force and Charles Bolender US army

You hear me speak often about how varied the opportunities are in our military. There is a nearly unlimited variety of jobs that one can do when they join and today's Salute shows a wide range of Military Occupational Specialties. Today we salute Keith White of the United States Air Force and Charles Bolender of…

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Edwin Mason of the US Navy

We love receiving troop salutes sent in from people outside of the normal family or close friends who normally send them.  It is always nice to see how much others respect our service members, and how much the people around them can be effected by them. Today we are saluting Edwin Mason of the United…

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