Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Road Warriors Honored With War Zone Flag

Sgt. Jeffrey C. Nelson with the US flag flown over the war zone
 to honor Road Warriors 2010

Last week, I finally got to meet a very special soldier and the guy who is responsible for Road Warriors greatest honor:  the gift of a US Flag flown over Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Memorial Day 2012....The soldier who put in the time and effort for the project is Sgt. Jeffrey C. Nelson, currently serving in the US Army and recently home from deployment in Afghanistan. He stopped by to take a look at flag as framed with his uncle John Nelson--our Road Warrior who put in 1,000 miles in support of our military and his nephews serving in the Army and Marines. I was very humbled by the fact that Jeff and many others in our military would take the time and effort to honor us with the flag and certificate, when in fact, it is they who deserve all the praise.

The certificate states that the flag was "flown over the Battalion Headquarters at Bagram Airfield on May 28th 2012 during Operation Enduring Freedom XII by Task Force Longhorns". 
The American flag with authenticating certificate were presented to us just before Thanksgiving.  

Gina and John from Gregory Frame in Pleasanton did a beautiful job creating a shadow box for the flag and certificate. They also made a $100.00 donation to the Gary Sinise Foundation to help with home building for veterans with multiple amputations.

Thanks to Task Force Longhorns for the gift of a lifetime.
God Bless You And God Bless America

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