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SGT Adan Gandaria
I would like to wish my family and friends a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from FOB Wolverine, Afghanistan!
SPC Elias Nava
this message is going out to my beautiful and amazing wife Jean R. Nava and my 2 kids (Evelyn & Ethan) . i love you with all my heart and im missing you guys alot. i cant wait to get home to you guys to spend time that was lost with me gone. i love you guys dearly and im carrying you guys wherever i go.
I am Private First Class Garcia from the 543rd Military Police Company out of Fort Drum, NY. I am currently deployed to Iraq and would like to give a shout out to my mother (Belinda Valdez) and twin brother (Jimmy Garcia) both are residents out of Harlingen. "I just wanted to let you know that even though I am half a world away, I miss you and are always thinking of you. I love you with all of my heart." Thank You KRGV.
SSG Omar Ruiz
to my wife sylvia,my son omar jr.and my parents,i love you very much.happy holidays.from camp liberty iraq.
I just want to say a happy merry christmas to my family and my girlfriend and that i love them with all my heart and i wish i could be there with them!! I love u all and take care
PS2 Mira Castro
Greetings from Basra, Iraq. I have been here in Iraq for several months serving our nation. I am so proud that family and friends support us.We all know it is hard to leave loved ones behind, but the biggest sacrifice is what our family and friends make for us. There is something that I know that us, service members need here is support, to keep us going,and want to say thanks. Keeping us in your prayers and giving us a piece of home is a good thing being away, it keeps us going. I want to give thanks to my family, friends and co-workers(FEDEX)for their support. To my family this has been one of the hardest things that you had to go through I want to thank you for everything. I love you and miss you. Rosalyn and Yalli, you girls are mommy's heart and light that keeps me going and fighting for. love you monkies!!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!!!
SGT Robert Cecilio
I know it says Iraq in the heading, but im currently in Afghanistan and I would like to tell my family back home that Im doing good and Im safe. I love you mom, dad, Idella and Jennifer, Andy in Kingsville, and Dustin at Ft. Drum. Hi to my In Laws Roger and Lydia Silva, I miss yall. And I want to tell my wife, Connie and my two daughters, Yaraseth and Yasavith back in FT. Bragg, I love yall very much. They are what keeps me going. Thanks to everyone in the Valley that are supporting us in Iraq and Afghanistan. Keep us in your prayer. Thank you and God Bless.
LTC Luis Carlos Barrera
Hello from Iraq to all my family and friends in the Majic Valley!!! Have a safe and Happy Easter Sunday!!
PFC. Benito Martinez
I would like to say hi to all my family and friends back home in Raymondville,Tx I miss yall and i hope to be home soon
SPC Sergio Rodriguez
I just want to tell my family and friends that after 5 years in the Navy and now in the army I still miss you guys hope you have a good holiday and remember me when your eating those tamales I miss you guys and see you in a year
Want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Love you Rachel.
A Soldier's Poem
I am a caring mother. My son has gone to war. My mind is filled with worries that I've never known before. Everyday I fight to keep my thoughts from turning black. I may be scared, but I am proud ...My son has got your back. I am a strong and loving wife, with a husband soon to go. Though many times I'm terrified in a way most never know. I bite my lip and force a smile as I watch my husband pack. My heart may break, but I am proud...My husband has got your back. I am a small and precious child, my Dad's been sent to fight. The only place I'll see his face, is in my dreams at night. He will be gone too many days, for my little heart to track I may be sad, but I am proud...My Daddy has got your back. I am America's soldier, serving proudly, standing tall.I fight for freedom, yours and mine, by answering this call. I do my job though knowing still the Thanks if often lacks. Please say a prayer that I'll come home...for it's me who has got your back.
United States Air Force
I recently found myself browsing through your website and found the section dedicated to our Hometown Heroes. Periodically going through your website is the only way I'm able to keep current with what's going in my part of the country from abroad. I've been away from the comforts that Americans are used to for about 8 months and counting. I hope I can speak for all the individuals on your Hometown Hero list when I say that it is well worth it. A small thank you goes a long way and you send a great thank you to us with your recognitions. I hope you can convey to the RGV that your troops aren't here because we are thirsty for war, but rather yurn for peace when we can go back to our significant others, friends, and family. Rest assured that when our jobis done most of us will be able to return to our loved ones safely. If you could, please post this poem on your page/newspaper. I think it will give hope to those who are hopeless. Thank you for any attention you've given.
SPC Tafolla, Eduardo
United States Armed Forces
I am Spc Tafolla I have been here in Iraq for the past 7 months serving our great nation. I have to say that with all that has happened to all of us that I am happy and proud that so many people have given us support. We all know it is hard to leave loved ones but with this sacrifice that we are making we can at least hope that eventually there will be peace. There is something that I know a lot of the soldiers have said and that is that a little thanks goes a long way out here and keeps us moving. Now I want to give thanks to all those people that stood by our side and never gave up on us when it got hard. To my family and friends who this has been one of the hardest things that they have had to go through I want to thank you for everything and I will be back home. One last thing this is to the families that have lost someone in this war "Thank you for everything that you love ones did for this country."
United States Army
Hi Valley. I am SPC Robles, Jr., Monseis. I am from Raymondville and am stationed in Iraq right now. I am here serving our country for the freedom that we have and that way my kids don't have too in the future.I want to say to my wife (Debra Ann Robles) and my kids that I am very proud of you all. I know that you have made a great sacrifice by being apart from me as I have been apart from you. I have been blessed with such a wonderful and supportive family. I want to thank the Valley for supporting all of the service members, especially supporting the ones from the Valley. And too the families that have lost loved ones. I feel your pain, but I know that those brave men & women gave up something for all of us. And I salute you and your families. They have made the ultimate sacrifice and I will too if need be. God Bless the Rio Grande Valley and its Raza. Us soldiers from the Valley love and miss it very dearly. To my family, My Luv (Debra) I miss you very much and Love You very much. My children, take care of your mom and be safe out there...I will be home soon. I LOVE YOU ALL.
Hi, I'm PFC Rodriguez with the U.S. Marines in Okinawa, Japan. I just wanted to say hi to all my family in Rio Grande City and that special someone in La Joya. That I miss them all and I love them and that I'll be home soon.
HI there im an american soldier. Currently deployed in Iraq, well besides the point i heard of Dolly i pray for everybody's safety. I wish I can be there to give a hand to the community but im unable to.All I can say is keep your heads down and stay in doors please. I have family in Brownsville and Los Fresnos So god be with you all. Love to my wife Abigail Rose Zamora and my little one Ricardo Zamora 2 I miss you all