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This page is to highlight those who are actively getting the word out about the cause of God Bless The Troops, as well as responses from those who have received a Defender or America's Valor Print, in honor of their service and sacrifice for this country.

 

LCpl Alec E Catherwood

Posted on 11/24/2013 05:17 PM posted by Kirk Catherwood from TENNesee



 

I'll try to keep this brief, but I don't know if it's possible at this point, considering how many lives you have changed. As we try to get our second non-profit going (Darkhorse Lodge) it is amazing to me how you continue to have such a broad effect on Goldstar Families, along with the general public. You and your wife, along with Natalie have had such a profound impact on us all. I can only hope citizens will keep supporting your efforts, as I well know you do not do this for recognition. God has touched you and yours, my friend...and you continue to touch the rest of us. I can never say thank you enough for reaching out to families you don't even know (like ours) and showing them that America still cares. There are very few people I try to emulate. Through your example, I strive to accomplish a tenth of what you've done! God bless you and yours...and MANY thanks for the healing and perseverance you have given us from your compassion and dedication to this most noble endeavor.
Sincerely,
Kirk P. Catherwood.

 


Army Staff Sgt. Dan "The Man" Gresham

Posted on 09/04/2012 01:25 PM posted by Julie Gresham from Illinois



 

From Gold Star Sister Julie Gresham regarding her brother Army Pfc Daniel Gene Gresham. (Julie and her sister Elizabeth visited us in the studio on 4/25/10 on the Livin Large, Geoff Pinkus' show. Here is her testimonial and tribute to their brother "Dan the Man". (If you did not have an opportunity to tune in go to www.geoffpinkus.com and click on the 4/25/10 Studio Feed.)

Thank you to GBTT, Geoff Pinkus and supporters of God Bless the Troops for honoring the fallen and for your support of Gold Star Families and wounded veterans. Thank you for the Framed Defender Print and for having my sister and me here today to talk about our brother.

I think about my brother, Dan the Man, Daniel Gene Gresham, every day. He was a wise, generous, funny, handsome and especially brave man. I miss him dearly.

Dan’s tours of service carried him to Korea, Afghanistan and Iraq. His Military achievements include the Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, NCOPD Ribbon and posthumously, the Bronze Star Award and Purple Heart.

Before going to Iraq, Dan had an ominous feeling that he would not be returning. He carried this Bible verse with him at all times: Psalms 23:4 "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."

Dan the Man died 5 years to the day that he went into the service. At 23 years of age, he was one of the youngest staff sargeant E6’s in the history of EOD.

For those of you that don’t know, EOD stands for Explosive Ordinance Disposal. My brother was an EOD specialist and Team Leader. His job was to detonate IED’s. The work he did saved lives of US soldiers, in addition to the lives of Iraqi people, with his humanitarian de-mining missions.

It’s been 5 years since our brother’s passing. My heart goes out to all Gold Star families who have suffered loss – we thank you for your family’s sacrifice.

Before concluding, I’d like to thank all Military personnel and veterans for defending our country and for your bravery. I especially want to thank the veterans and those who have lost their lives in the Korean war conflict. I was born in Seoul, South Korea and if not for the sacrifice of Americans lives and the bravery of the veterans of the Korean war, I would not be here today. I want you to know how much I appreciate that you saved South Korea from communism.

Lastly, I would like to thank you Mark Titre and God Bless the Troops again for the Defender Print. We will hang it in a prominent place and it will serve as a continuous reminder that the memory of our fallen heroes is remembered and honored and that people care about Gold Star families and the ultimate price that was paid to defend our great nation.

 


Thank you...

Posted on 01/14/2012 02:39 PM posted by Family of Army PFC Andrew N Meari from Illinois



 

From The Meari-Meehan Family of Illinois, dedicated to PFC Andrew N Meari, KIA 11/1/10 in Afghanistan

"A Defender Print was presented to us at the wake for our son, Army PFC Andrew N Meari, KIA 11/1/10, Afghanistan. This means more to us than you can imagine and will forever hold a place of honor in our home. Please accept this small donation as a means of keeping your mission going. God Bless you all."

From GBTT: Your son, PFC Andrew Meari will never be forgotten. It is our privilege to come alongside you to show our gratitude for his love of country, and the sacrifice you have all made for our country.

 


Good work!

Posted on 01/14/2012 02:36 PM posted by St. Pat's Grade School, Class of '54 from Illinois



 

St. Pat's Grade School, Joliet, Il. Class of '54 had their annual re-reunion picnic celebrating our 50th year Graduation. We had 20 classmates plus spouses for a total of 35 people attending. After the festivities were over, I took the floor and told about your project for the Troops. Everyone was very impressed and all wanted to participate. Here's our donation. Keep up the good work.

From Your Favorite Uncle Danny

 


Defender Print as a gift of Honor...

Posted on 01/14/2012 02:28 PM posted by Krystal Z. from Illinois



 

Mark, we are leaving for N.C. tomorrow morning. Travis had trouble getting out of Afgh. for one thing, their plane broke down, then they couldn't find another flight. So, anyway, we should be together Sat. night!!! I got the print framed, it looks beautiful!! It's in a black wood frame, I love it, and I know he will too! Thank you again! I'll get pictures posted as soon as I can. God Bless!

 


Thanks for your support of HOFM!

Posted on 01/14/2012 02:26 PM posted by Kim P. from Illinois



 

The website is absolutely beautiful! And thank you so much for adding the link to Heart of a Marine Foundation. At the Christmas Party last evening, Georgette had me talk about what you did for them on Sunday. She was so touched! They are off to Washington DC today, having been invited to the Marine Commandant's House to represent their foundation because of all the good work they are doing to honor Veterans! Pretty exciting for them...

 


Fund-A-Frame Program

Posted on 01/14/2012 02:23 PM posted by James Wilke, Emerson.com from Iowa



 

I also wanted to share with you a website I am sure you will find amazing.

Please visit www.godblessthetroops.com and read what's a single individual from Illinois is doing to support our service men and women. Of particular interest is a new link which is on the bottom left of the home page called “fund a frame”. Please give this a look and consider helping support this wonderful mission. Anything you could do to pass this website on to Veterans and Organizations like yours would be greatly appreciated. 12-18-09 -J. Wilke, Iowa

 


Supporting God Bless The Troops

Posted on 01/14/2012 02:15 PM posted by James Wilke, Emerson.com from Iowa



 

A very good friend of mine has put tireless hours and his own resources in the overriding goal to: Make sure that each and every serviceman and women who has made the ultimate sacrifice is remembered in a unique way. When you have a free moment please visit: www.godblessthetroops.com and on the left hand side of the website you will find: fund a frame link.

Please consider becoming involved in this national effort to remember those soldiers and their families in a strong and personal way. Every soldier deserves our support and thanks. Please consider forwarding………….together with your help………this mission will be successful.

 


Thanks from Gresham Family

Posted on 01/14/2012 11:50 AM posted by Julie Gresham from Illinois



 

From Gold Star Sister Julie Gresham regarding her brother Army Pfc Daniel Gene Gresham. (Julie and her sister Elizabeth visited us in the studio on 4/25/10 on the Livin Large, Geoff Pinkus' show. Here is her testimonial and tribute to their brother "Dan the Man". (If you did not have an opportunity to tune in go to www.geoffpinkus.com and click on the 4/25/10 Studio Feed.)

Thank you to GBTT, Geoff Pinkus and supporters of God Bless the Troops for honoring the fallen and for your support of Gold Star Families and wounded veterans. Thank you for the Framed Defender Print and for having my sister and me here today to talk about our brother.

I think about my brother, Dan the Man, Daniel Gene Gresham, every day. He was a wise, generous, funny, handsome and especially brave man. I miss him dearly.

Dan’s tours of service carried him to Korea, Afghanistan and Iraq. His Military achievements include the Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, NCOPD Ribbon and posthumously, the Bronze Star Award and Purple Heart.

Before going to Iraq, Dan had an ominous feeling that he would not be returning. He carried this Bible verse with him at all times: Psalms 23:4 "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."

Dan the Man died 5 years to the day that he went into the service. At 23 years of age, he was one of the youngest staff sargeant E6’s in the history of EOD.

For those of you that don’t know, EOD stands for Explosive Ordinance Disposal. My brother was an EOD specialist and Team Leader. His job was to detonate IED’s. The work he did saved lives of US soldiers, in addition to the lives of Iraqi people, with his humanitarian de-mining missions.

It’s been 5 years since our brother’s passing. My heart goes out to all Gold Star families who have suffered loss – we thank you for your family’s sacrifice.

Before concluding, I’d like to thank all Military personnel and veterans for defending our country and for your bravery. I especially want to thank the veterans and those who have lost their lives in the Korean war conflict. I was born in Seoul, South Korea and if not for the sacrifice of Americans lives and the bravery of the veterans of the Korean war, I would not be here today. I want you to know how much I appreciate that you saved South Korea from communism.

Lastly, I would like to thank you Mark Titre and God Bless the Troops again for the Defender Print. We will hang it in a prominent place and it will serve as a continuous reminder that the memory of our fallen heroes is remembered and honored and that people care about Gold Star families and the ultimate price that was paid to defend our great nation.

 


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