Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Wednesday Hero

Lance Cpl. Eric J. Orlowski
Lance Cpl. Eric J. Orlowski
U.S. Marine Corps.
26 years old from Buffalo, New York
2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division
March 22, 2003

Lance Cpl. Eric Orlowski was a proud Marine, but above all he was a proud father of his 3-year-old daughter, CamerynLee. “He was always there for his daughter, and he loved her more than anything,” said Nicole Kross, the child’s mother, herself an Air Force Reservist.

Eric Orlowski, a reservist assigned to a Marine tank battalion, died on his first deployment. He was killed March 22 in an accidental discharge of a machine gun. Orlowski was separated from his wife, but their daughter kept them close. He sent Kross letters from overseas, the last saying he was headed for Iraq. "I don’t think he was scared," Kross said. "The thing he feared most was leaving his daughter."


These brave men and women have given their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

If you have a loved who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, and would like for me to profile them as a Wednesday Hero, I would be proud to. Just email me with some info and a photo.

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This post is dedicated to the men and woman who have served and are serving in the United States military. I've never been in the armed forces, so I don't even pretend to know everything you go through or the sacrifices you have made or are making. But my father was in the Army during the Korean War so I have tremendous respect for you and what you do for us. I just wanted to let you know that you have people back home who love, support and respect you and who wish you a safe and speedy return. You sacrifice everything in your lives for people you don't even know. You may not call yourselves heroes, but that's what you are.
Thank You
The first of every month, I post this message. It would be nice to see people honor and thank the men and woman who keep us safe. So if you would like to take part in this, just save the image above to your server and re-post this post. If you're not able to upload images, Photobucket or Tinypic are two great free host sites. What's great about this is that anyone can participate. There's no political leanings here. Show your support for the men and woman who defend our freedoms.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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2 comments:

Debbie said...

Great blog. Thanks for all you do. I'm happy to dislpay the "Thank You" image on my site.

I'm part Cherokee also, on my mother's side.

I started on Blogger, but didn't like it. I moved to TypePad.
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I also post at In the Bullpen
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Stop by and visit some time.

Debbie

Indian Chris said...

Another Right-Wing, Half-Breed Cherokee. Not too many of us around. I'll get you're link up tomorrow.