Air National Guard Sgt. Gregory Skurupey was on a plane in 2001, hours from ringing in his 35th birthday. He was heading back to his home base of Camp Pendleton, soon to see his wife, Kathryn Tidwell, and their two children, Sheridan and Logan. A party was set and some guests had already arrived.
FALLEN HERO: Haley Hartwick was a 10-year-old girl living in Belton when her dad was killed in Iraq while stationed at Fort Hood. Today, she's working with the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation in D.C. to carry on his honor and help other families who have paid the ultimate the price.
Two decades after her father died in a Fort Bragg training accident, Hannah Davis isn’t quite sure what memories are real.The faint recollections of her childhood — Davis was 3 when her father died — have merged with stories shared with the family over the past 20 years.
We can never show too much appreciation for our military and their service. Sunday March 4th is National "Hug a GI" day, a time to show support for all branches of the military.
March 4 is National Hug A G.I. Day, and for the past 22 years, it has been a day to show love and admiration to the men and women in the military. For children who have lost a parent in the military, the day takes on a different meaning and becomes a day to honor their fallen hero with a “virtual hug” and holding on to cherished memories.