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    Salute to troops

    Petty Officer Alonzo Hernandez

    When I first received the phone call that I was going to Afghanistan, I thought I was being punked. What business does a US Navy Sailor have on a landlocked country? But apparently the government didn't really care about that tidbit of information. After months of trying to get out of going and all the tears I faked cried, I finally gave up and gave in. Leaving behind 3 beautiful children, and in the midst of a nasty divorce from an abusive husband, I just knew I was going to break down. But I believe God was with me the whole time. The flight to Afghanistan was one of the most nerve wrecking experiences of my life. I just knew at some point before we land I was going to be blown out the sky. But God was with me. I decided to try and keep my mind of my personal situations, I had to focus on the mission and trying to make the best out of what I thought was a bad situation. So I started taking salsa lessons. And that's when I saw the most gorgeous and sexiest man I ever saw. His green eyes were tantalizing and I made it up in my mind that I wanted to take salsa lessons everyday! I am now married to that green eyed hunk. He is the most caring, loving, and wonderful man I know and my kids and I life has changed for the complete best since he came into our lives. Not only is he wonderful in our home, but at work also. He is the most upstanding Sailor I know and he is a very honest and hard working individual. When he is assigned a task, he goes over and beyond when completing it. Petty Officer Alonzo Hernandez is a wonderful man, husband, father and Sailor and I salute him a million times!

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