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111912: Military Child Salute

Military Child Salute – Antione Smith Jr.
Monday, November 19, 2012

It’s Monday and time for a Military Child of the Week Salute! The salute for today is really cool because little Antione wrote me a fabulous email! I love receiving email and reading the wonderful stories!

Today please say hello to Antione Smith Jr.! Isn’t he a cutie! Antione told me his daddy is a CTR Second Class with the US Navy and he’s currently deployed on the USS Bonhome Richard.

Antione also told me – “I am a happy 7 month old baby. I have to say I have the best mommy and dad in the world. I’ve only seen my daddy once my whole life a week after I was just born. He missed me coming into this world and much more as I’ve grown! My mommy shows me pictures of my daddy and I’ve seen him on the computer a couple times. My mommy is nominating me because she knows it’s hard for me too, not having my daddy at home. I know when I see him again it’ll take some getting used to and I may be shy. My mommy is proud of the sacrifices my daddy makes everyday and so am I. I know he misses us and wishes he could watch me grow up and it gets hard, but it’s worth it. Daddy’s worth it to us! Not many kids can say their daddy is a United States hero like me”.

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111212: Military Child Salute

Military Child Salute – Brianna Burkett
Monday, November 12, 2012

We are starting another new week here at General Sarge HQ with a Military Child Salute! This week is a very special salute as we areĀ privilegedĀ and honored to introduce you to Brianna and her sister, CPL Donika Burkett.

Military Child Salute – Brianna Burkett

Brianna’s mom writes – “Brianna is a Hero in her own way. She was born with a rare genetic disease called Canavan Leukodystrophy. Most children with this normally live between 3-10 years of age with some making it into their teens. Brianna was blessed to turn 18 this past September and is currently a senior in High School”.

Brianna’s mom further wrote – “When Donika was in Marine bootcamp two years ago she sent a letter saying; ‘When things get tough, she thinks of her sister and her willpower to fight this disease. That would give Donika the willpower to stay strong and see it through bootcamp”.

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