Sunday, December 19, 2010

Every Day Heroes

Remember Sgt. Galen Montcalm?

I first introduced you to Galen in October 2008 here..

A lot has happened since then for Sgt Montcalm.

He and his new bride, Brittany, are expecting a baby in May 2011. I hear they are hoping for a boy. This brand new family is about to move into a home - in Texas - that Galen had built especially.

Army Ball in Spring 2010

The new Mrs Montcalm won't initially have her Sgt hubby home to help make the new house a home. If it's Christmas, it must be deployment time again, and so it is. Galen has already done two tours in Iraq, but this time is deploying to Afghanistan, again as a combat engineer. Sgt Montcalm loves being a Solider, says it's the best job in the world.

Mum, Donna, says that this tour will be different on a personal level. Now Galen has his own wife and baby waiting for his return.

(Sgt Montcalm and mum Donna)

Donna: "Every other Christmas and he's deployed. You'd think I'd be used to it by now but you never get used to sending your kid off to war. "

For every one of our servicemen and women on the 'frontline' there is family at home. Brittany Montcalm is every bit as much a hero as she joins the ranks of the homefront heroes, along with Galen's mum.

THANK YOU Galen, Brittany and Donna for your service. You are all heroes to me, every single day.


Anonymous said...

I am so proud of my nephew for all the sacrifices he is making to ensure that we can continue to celebrate the freedoms our country was founded on. My thoughts and prayers are with him, Brittany, and his mom on a daily basis. Stay safe!
Sheri & John

Anonymous said...

Thank you for writing such a terrific article about our Hero. Love to you from the U.S.!
Proud Army Mom

Anonymous said...

this really means alot to me. thank you for writing about my husband and making him known for what he is. A Hero. deployments are not easy and how these mena dn women do it is a mystery to me, i do know that the support from friends and family and even other people truly make a difference. once again thank you.
galens loving wife
brittany and baby bean