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110512: Military Child Salute

Military Child Salute – Brooklyn Fitzgerald
Monday, November 5, 2012

It’s time for another Military Child of the Week Salute! This is one of my favorite days of the week and today it’s a two-fold salute as we not only salute a wonderful military child but also her Daddy who is a “Wounded Hero”!

110512 Military Child Salute - Fitzgerald Family

Military Child Salute – Fitzgerald Family

Please say hello to Brooklynn and the rest of her family – CPL Griffin Fitzgerald and her Mommy Tracy. Brooklynn is just a little over a year old and her Grandmother nominated her for our weekly salute. This is a picture of when Brooklynn was just born.

Isn’t she a cutie!

Brooklynn’s Daddy – CPL Fitzgerald – was injured while serving with the 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Division when he was injured while in Afghanistan after stepping on and detonating an IED. He was initially airlifted to a military hospital in Afghanistan and then flown to an Intensive Care Unit in Germany.

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101712: Skype With Human-Owner

Skype Time With My Human-Owner!

I was so excited yesterday it was all I could do to keep from bursting my seams and having some of my stuffing come out! If that happened I would have then made an emergency visit to my favorite Build-A-Bear Workshop store at Eastview Mall in Rochester, NY for a Bear Surgeon to fix me up. But – while I was excited – I did manage to contain my excitement enough so I did not pop any seams. It’s a good thing I work out as part of my daily Physical Training! After all, being a General in the Army it is important that I stay in shape.

101712 Skype With Ben

Skype With Ben

So, why was I so excited? My human-owner called on Skype yesterday and I got to see him and chat with him some too!

As you can see by the time stamp on the top of the picture it was during the noon hour yesterday when I chatted with my human-owner. He said he was pretty tired as they are really busy in Afghanistan. The time change is very complicated too and I don’t have fingers on my paws so I had to ask for help to figure out what time it was there.

There’s an eight and a half hour time difference!

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