Friday, June 02, 2006

To Wear The Bracelet Inscribed With His Name Is A Honor And A Privilege

LTC Michael E McLaughlin was our son and his whole family is very proud of the sacrifice he made to help keep this country safe but to also help the people of Iraq obtain some of the freedoms we take for granted. He was making history in that part of the world. In six short months he gained the trust of the local tribal leaders and convinced them to have members of their tribes to volunteer for the police force and the Army. There were over 750 Iraqi civilians who came to volunteer because of LTC MAC efforts. He was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Combat Action Badge, the Purple Heart, The War on Terrorism Medal, and the Iraq Freedom Medal. To wear the bracelet inscribed with his name is a honor and a privilege.


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