Sunday, March 15, 2009

Like Father, Like Son

(left to right) Sgt. 1st Class Marion Klinghard, the Ground Support Equipment Platoon Supervisor for 776th Maintenance Company, 419th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, and his son Spc. A.J. Klinghard, a generator mechanic, both of Summertown, Tenn., serving together on their second deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom.



CAMP VICTORY, Iraq --1st Sgt. Demetrius Steel, B Co. 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (left) and his son Sgt. Dante Steel, 319th Military Intelligence Battalion deployed together in 2008 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Steel represents the fourth generation of Steel’s to serve in the Armed Forces. (Photo courtesy of the Steel family)



TALLIL AIR BASE, Iraq - An Arkansas father and son team is part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' massive rebuilding efforts in Iraq. Denver and Eric Gillespie, both Navy veterans and ACE employees, soon will complete their six-month tours. What made the deployment so special was meeting, working with and getting to know the Iraqi people, they said.

8 comments:

Butler and Bagman said...

I love your father and son piece. You and I are on the same theme today. And thanks for your comment about like my discussions about addiction.

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

What a beautiful and inspiring post Airman Mom!!
I love the music you have playing in your background. I sometimes leave it on in the background while I read my bloggy roll :)
Have an amazing Sunday and.......

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Julie said...

Wow...all I can think is how scary for the wife/mother of those men. She has so much to lose....

Beautiful post!

AirmanMom said...

B&B...I look forward to heading to your blog and reading your words today! Thanks for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

RG...your kind words are deeply appreciated! Glad you like the tunes!

AirmanMom said...

Julie...my thoughts exactly! It was so good of you to stop by.

imbeingheldhostage said...

WONDERFUL post, thank you so much!! The
U.S. Air Force song was playing while I looked at the photos, great feeling looking at these proud sons and dads.

AirmanMom said...

ibhh...I'm so glad you stopped by!