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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Salute to Fallen Soldier Jerod Osborne

My friend and neighbor Jenn and I loaded up the kids and took them out on State Highway 66 between 2:30 and 3:30 today to wait in the 99 degree weather during nap time because a fallen soldier from Rockwall was coming through on his way to Rest Haven.  We defiantly wanted to show our support.
 It was about 45 minutes before we saw the motorcade but the kids did a nice job of waiting.  Before we came up to the street I explained to Caitlyn about soldiers, wars, respect, honor and many more questions.  It took so long to explain it all to her because I was trying not to choke up.  She has such a hard time with death (Gigi and Chauncey).  She did really well about that but cried because of the fear of loud noises of the motorcycles when the motorcade actually took place.

About 5 minutes before the motorcade got to us a man pulled up and joined us.  He was so nice and took pictures.  It was so helpful, considering we had our hands full with our little guys.

Brent made me so proud and waved his flag so sweetly.  It was a life changing event to honor Jerod Osborne. He was just 20 years old.  Just a boy.  He was killed by a roadside bomb while serving as a U.S. Army combat medic in Afghanistan. It is truly amazing to see what our fallen military receive and deserve. 


  1. This made me tear up. What a wonderful mom you are to share this with Brent and Caitlyn.

  2. I am so glad that you did this. It means so much to me to see my children teaching their children about these things - the importance of freedom and sacrifice and honor, etc. Thanks, Stephanie, you are a good mom!!

  3. What a great way to honor his life.