I knew Robert from A Company 120th CAB. I have now placed his picture in Kandahar Airfield Afghanistan.
I wanted to let you know that my family and I found your son's picture on our vacation to Myrtle Beach. June 12, 2012. I somehow missed the idea on what the card was for through my tears and trying to explain it to my children. I came home and put his picture on a Facebook group where I thought it would be appreciated. I just stated that I found it on the beach and that I didn't remember all of the information but that I was sharing it because it really touched our hearts and hoped that it touched others as well.
Well a few people recognized the picture and posted your site so that I could put a name with a face. Thank you so much for your family's sacrifices, our freedom is truly not free. I hope that this finds you and your family well!
PS. My husband is in the Pa Guard and many of our family members are vets.
How very beautiful and moving! My American Hero was Sgt.Brandon Scott Hocking KIA March 21, 2011 in As Samawah Iraq. (See video below)
Ken and Carole:
My boyfriend, Ken and I came across your son's card at the Arlington National Cemetery. We were on our way to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, when Ken stopped to take my picture by a beautiful cherry tree. Ken noticed the card, and when he picked it up and read the story, we knew we had to take it on our tour of Washington DC. We had no idea where the card had gone at the time, but felt moved to leave it at the Vietnam Memorial. We took a picture and I will post it on here if there is a location, or email it to you. I have one son who is 21, and can only imagine the grief you have gone through. This is a wonderful memorial to your son, and a way to touch many lives. Thank you so much for letting us be a part of this tribute.
I found your son’s picture at the National Guard building in Jacksonville NC. MY HUSBAND just arrived home from Afghanistan. We decided to put one of. his pictures in our Bible so we can always remember to pray for those that serve and for their families. If there is anything I can do to help, please email me.