Troop Salute

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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Christian Keller of the US Army

I received a few more troop Salutes after we discussed 9/11 just a couple of weeks ago on the show. That event was responsible for so many Americans waking up and realizing their own role and their own responsibility in the security of our country. Today we honor Private Christian Keller of the United States Army.…

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Sean and Zachary Moyer of the US Army

We are all fans of our soldiers.  We're proud of them and we appreciate everything they do every day for this country. But none of us can ever be as proud as one person: the soldier's mother. Today's salute was sent in by that proud mother.  Angie Shreiner is a very proud Army mom.... twice!…

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Jeremy W. Griffin of the US Army

The freedom that we enjoy in this country, and the freedom that we help other nations secure around the globe, is never free. We honor our service men and women here because the job they have volunteered to do to secure that freedom comes with a significant amount of risk to their lives.  These brave individuals…

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Shane Durkin of the US Army 09-16-2019

There are a lot of obvious reasons to join the military. We talk about all the benefits and the educational opportunities, and the life lessons that are available to our service men and women. Today's troop is showing us another benefit of military service that we may not have thought about prior. Today we salute…

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Maria Barrett and Paula Lodi of the US Army

Members of the same family serving together is something we talk about a lot on the Troop Salute. While we know a family tradition of service is not uncommon, the individuals we are saluting today bring another level of commitment to that family service, and they are the first to accomplish this very lofty achievement.…

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