Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day Salute

In observance of the ultimate sacrifice made by our soldiers, we salute here the fine men and woman of our Armed Forces. These soldiers represent the many that serve, fight and die everyday... so that we may live free. REMEMBER THEM ALL!

U.S. Army soldiers provide security as a convoy passes through a valley in southern Wardak province, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. De'Yonte Mosley

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Aaron Bunting, far left, U.S. Army Capt. Thomas Glynn, second left, and U.S. Naval Cmdr. Raymond Benedict, third left, meet with elders of Bar Kut Shomali village to gain information on the Afghanistan government and the various needs of their village, May 11, 2010. Benedict is commander of the Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team, and Glynn and Bunting are assigned to the PRT. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Steven Doty

U.S. Army soldiers fire a round from the 60mm mortar launcher during training at Outpost Loyalty, Nangarech, Afghanistan, May 15, 2010. The soldiers are assigned to 4th Infantry Division's Company D, 1-102nd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Mountain Warrior. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Steven Doty

U.S. Army soldiers prepare to load onto UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters upon completion of their first combat air assault missions in Paktya province, Afghanistan, May 1, 2010. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, Maine National Guard. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Christopher McKenna

U.S. Army Sgt. David M. Pooler scans the area across the Kunar River as he provides security in the Noorgal district in Afghanistan's Konar province, May 1, 2010. This was part of a community development council meeting. Pooler is assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 503 Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173 Airborne Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Lorenzo Ware

U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Stacey Gross, left, and Petty Officer 1st Class Kathleen Leach wait to be introduced to the women of Nengarach village in eastern Afghanistan's Nuristan province, Dec. 28, 2009. Gross is a Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team information officer and Leach is a team operations specialist. The women and the U.S. Agency for International Development conducted a women's shura or council to discuss developing a literacy program for women to promote female equality. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Hawkins

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

When I see those photos of soldiers standing out in the open, all I can think of is that somebody might shoot at them mere seconds after the photo was snapped. It must be very stressful to say the least... I wouldn't want to be there!