011612: Military Child of the Week

Military Child of the Week Salute – Kaydin Leeann Smith
January 16, 2012

It’s time for our weekly Military Child of the Week Salute! I have to admit this is one of my favorite days here at General Sarge HQ as we salute a child of a military family. Many times people forget the sacrifices children of military families make too. Being away from Mom or Dad – or sometimes both parents – is a very hard thing to face.

011612 Kaydin Leeann SmithToday please say hello to Kaydin Leeann Smith. Kaydin is just 19 months old and she’s staying with her Grandparents right now. Kaydin’s Mom, CPL Kristian Mangum, is currently serving in Afghanistan.

This picture was taken at Kaydin’s birthday party!

A Proud Mom

Priscilla Owen – CPL Mangun’s mother – nominated her granddaughter Kaydin for our salute today. Priscilla writes – “I am very proud of my daughter CPL Kristian Nichole Mangun but sad that she has to be away from her daughter.” Priscilla also said they “show Kaydin pictures of her Mommy daily so she will remember her.” We are all praying for a safe return of CPL Mangun from Afghanistan and we’re sure it will be a happy homecoming when that day arrives.

Two paws up!
General Sarge

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