DOD Announces Navy Casualty and Identifies Sailor Listed as Whereabouts Unknown The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor and the identity of another sailor listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN).  The announcement resulted from a July 23 incident in Logar province, Afghanistan, while the sailors were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.…

Echo Company, 6th Battalion Certificate of Appreciation

For an exemplary commitment to the Soldiers, NCOs, and Officers of Echo Company, Task Force Shadow.  In embodying the best traits of the American spirit and patriotism, your continuous support and construction of care packages is what each Soldier has sworn to defend.  We would like to express our gratitude and thanks to the people…

Our Troops

He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags. He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.

You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.

He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.

You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.
He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.

You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.
He holds his letter close and smells his love’s perfume.

You roll your eyes as a baby cries.
He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they’ll ever meet.


Thank you for the wonderful care packages/ Gifts you sent to our Unit. Everything is shared with every company. The other soldiers as well as myself were like children opening gifts on our birthday and the day was better after it.  Enclosed are some pictures of us receiving the packages.  Inside there were cards that…

A Veteran

“A Veteran – whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve – is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America”, for an amount of “up to and including my life.” That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country who…