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    Posted March 11, 2014 by
    Jacksonville, North Carolina
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    Salute to troops

    I Miss You Daddy


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     timjowers submitted this photo of his three-year-old granddaughter Ellison, waving to a Naval ship out on the ocean because she thought her father, a Navy corpsman, was on it. Alyssa Bills, Ellison's mother, says that her husband has been gone for one month of his 10-month deployment. Bills says that Ellison was singing and dancing for the ship so that her 'daddy' would be able to see her. "Even though it was not the ship he was on she was comforted thinking he was so close," Bills said.
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    This is my grand daughter Ellison. She was at the beach yesterday and saw a ship on the horizon (look very closely and you can see it). She was convinced that her dad (HM Bryce Bills, USN) was on the ship. She kept yelling 'Hi daddy', ' I miss you daddy' until she could no longer see the ship.

    Bless her little heart - she misses her daddy.

    God bless those that serve our country, and those that stay at home raising their families.
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