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    Posted July 11, 2014 by
    rtjones1019
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    Cleveland, Tennessee
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    Salute to troops

    Happy Birthday!

     
    My son, (Chris Appelt), is currently deployed on the USS George H W Bush. I would love to send out a Happy Birthday wish to him and let him know how proud I am of him and that I love him dearly! He is from a list of military people in the family. His grandfather is retired from the army and a Vietnam Veteran. His older brother is an Iraq Veteran and also was in the army. We are all very proud of the accomplishments he has made so far. He is married with a stepson and he and his wife had just had his baby girl about two months prior to his deployment. On July 23rd he will be turning 21 on the ship with all of his fellow shipmates. Thank you son for all of your hard work to give us all our fre edom that alot of us take for granted everyday! Freedom At Work!

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