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    Posted November 8, 2012 by
    Birmingham, Alabama
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    Veterans in focus

    Veterans that I admire, my two sons!


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     NanaJulie honors both of her sons in this iReport tribute. Her sons names are Andrew Carl Ellenburg and Kevin James Ellenburg. She is very proud of both of her sons and it makes her both happy and sad to tell others about them both.
    - Jamescia, CNN iReport producer

    I actually have two Veterans that I admire. One is my 31 year old son who faught in the Iraq War and returned home safely. He has absolutely shown me what real struggles in life are and to appreciate the things we do have. I admire him for continuing to live his life everyday, raising his beautiful daughter even after his tough road and also dealing with the death of his youngest brother.

    My second veteran that I admire is my youngest son who would have been 27 this year. He was KIA in Iraq back in 2006 and my one life lesson I have definitely learned from him is to never take for granted that someone you love will be there the next day. The pain and I have from his death has been the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with but have . Needless to say I am so very proud of both of my sons.
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