Share Your Military Experience

As we continue to honor those who have served in the military this Veterans’ Week, we want to hear your stories. Have you, a spouse, a parent or a child served in the military? Do you have a photo or a story of service that you would like to share? Comment below to share your photos and stories of service.

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Bonnie C December 6, 2013 at 12:18 pm

I've always supported our troops, even though I pray for peace. Several family members joined the service and served while I was growing up. My ultimate show of support was in 1999 when both my children (son and daughter) joined the Marines. It was heartbreaking for me, knowing they could easily find themselves in harm's way, but at the same time I was proud they wanted to make the commitment. Years later they still have close contact with friends they met in the Corps, and some of the lessons they learned are evident in their behaviors even now.

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Lorraine November 15, 2013 at 8:29 am

My husband when he was deployed to Iraq in 2007-2008.

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Christina Kirkland November 14, 2013 at 9:48 am

Proud to have served in 2002 during Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Southern Watch. Currently the Sr. Logistics Coordinator for The Johns Hopkins Lifeline Transport Team. I thank the US Navy for giving me the skills and knowledge that I utilize to be successful in my life and career.
Godspeed to all those before & after!

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Elizabeth Rodriguez November 14, 2013 at 8:07 am

My husband, Master Sergeant Rodríguez, has been in the US Air Force for almost 20 years. Being a military family is not easy, but it is very rewarding in other ways. I’m so proud that he has made protecting others his career. ¡Te amo mi cielo!

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Cymantha (Cy) Governs November 14, 2013 at 7:42 am

I have the U.S. military to thank for my life. My dad's 27-year career as an Air Force officer included a stint in Iran where my parents decided to adopt a local baby. The orphanage wasn't the best and I'm lucky to have survived it. I became a U.S. citizen a few years later in Ohio.

I also thank the military for exposing me to all different parts of the States: after Ohio, we lived in four other states, including my "home" state of Hawai'i. Aloha!

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Erin Montgomery November 13, 2013 at 11:05 am

I am the proud older sister to Tim Montgomery, a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. Here is a photo of him in Mihail Kogalniceanu, Constanta, Romania--one of the stops on his most recent deployment. He and his wife, Abby, are driving cross-country at the moment, from their previous post in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, to Camp Pendleton, in sunny California. Oorah!

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