Leslie Cruise, a World War II veteran, salutes the grave of Pvt. Richard Vargas while Army Sgt. Jeannette Mason, 5th Quartermaster Theater Aerial Delivery Company parachute rigger, plays taps during a wreath laying ceremony at Lorraine American National Cemetery and Memorial, St. Avold, France #USAF
Spc. Monica Brown, * 19 *, an Army medic. A vehicle was hit by an IED, her sergeant yelled, "Doc, let's go," and she went. She spotted two injured soldiers, under intense fire dragged them to cover, then received mortar shells and covered the injured with her body and started repairing them through a two-hour fight. She saved them both, and received the Silver Star.
Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, along with allied troops from multiple countries, participate in a parade through the streets of Carentan, France, June 4, 2014. The town is hosting several events commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day operations conducted during World War II. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. A.M. LaVey, 173rd Airborne Brigade Public Affairs
Sgt. Tanner Higgins. A man of honor and loyalty. Sgt. Higgins gave up his life defending the country on April 14. 2012. Let his heroism be told. Please repin in support of all our troops. Thank you. || Rest in peace... My ♥ goes out to the family & friends of this fallen soldier.
Sacrifices like this are made every day. So, may we all be reminded, that our FREEDOM comes with a cost, and the brave men and women of our military and their families are paying it. To the volunteer Soldiers of the United States of America and their loved ones—who each do their part in making untold sacrifices for the cause of liberty—THANK YOU!