Monday, November 14, 2011

Blog Tour de Troops



Welcome to the first stop in the final day of Blog Tour de Troops. Your last stop was at Lili Tufel's Blog the next stop on the tour will be at Gracen Miller's.



Today I am dedicating my post to the memory of Army Sgt. Dominic Sacco.

1st Battalion, 13th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.


On November 20th, 2005, my friend Lisa received the news at work that her brother Dominic had been killed in action.

Sgt. Sacco was a tank commander in the Army. On November 20th he had pushed himself through the hatch on his tank to check the perimeter in Taji, Iraq. While looking through his binoculars, a sniper caught him under his arm, where his body armor left him exposed.


What was your relationship like growing up?
 
Typical brother and sister relationship.  We bickered a lot, but got very close as adults.  Even though he was my little brother, he always took the role as my protector.

How has your family been affected by his loss?
My brother's son Anthony was only 3 months old when my brother was killed, so he didn't see any immediate affects as he was too young. Now he is 6 years old and really misses having his Dad around.  He tells us all the time that he wishes he could see him.  His step daughter Elyssa was 4 when he died, so she was still a little young to fully understand what was happening.  His wife Brandy is still coping with his death, and misses him terribly.  She sees him everyday in their son.

How was he honored for his service in the Army?
He received a purple heart and a bronze star.

What do you and your family do to remember him?  

We do things like this to talk about how proud we are of him.  We also talk about him a lot to his son, so that he will know about his father.

What would you like everyone to know about your brother?

He was very outgoing and loved to have fun.  He was a fan of the NY Mets, Oakland Raiders and LA Lakers.  He loved his family very much.

If someone reading this experienced the loss of a loved one, what advice would you give? 


Surround yourself with family and friends.  Nothing is worse than the first year. 

If there was one word to describe your brother what would it be?

Hero.

Thank you Lisa for sharing your brother's memory with us. And thank you to all of the men and women who continue to risk their lives for us every day and to those that have fallen. May their sacrifice not be in vain.

Even though Veteran's Day has passed, let's not forget to take the time to stop someone in uniform and thank them for their selfless acts of bravery.

With the approach of the holidays, please find a way to donate a care package to a soldier. The simple things we take for granted are a treasure to them.

If you leave a comment on my blog today I will send you a pdf ARC of my book Full Body Contact which I co-authored with Cristyn West. I will also donate a copy to a soldier.

Don't forget to leave your email address so I know where to send your copy. If you know of an active duty or veteran service member who would also like a copy, be sure to include their email address as well.

One lucky commenter on the tour will also be entered to win a Kindle!


Battlefield Collection has generously donated a military jersey, winner's choice, for me to gift to a soldier.
If you'd like to donate money toward a Kindle for our soldiers, simply click here for secure donations via Paypal. Please note on your payment that it's a Troops donation.




230 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your story. mrice6@cox.net

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  2. Thanks for participating in this, I'm sure your kindness would be much appreciated! :)
    You can send my copy to them too!

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  3. Hi!! Just wanted to thank you for your participation in this. Please add my copy of your ebook to the one you send to a soldier. This is a wonderful thing you guys are doing.

    Thanks!

    ladymargaretrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. This is a wonderful you and the other Indie authors are doing.
    Thank you to all of our service men, women, and families.

    kindle3.user@verizon.net

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  5. Thank you for sharing your book. This is a wonderful project. We owe so much to the brave members of the armed forces.

    sue DOT carney AT ethosforensics.com

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  6. hi Elena! thank you for sharing your friend Lisa's story in honor and memory of her brother.
    thank you as well for your contribution to the troops and for participating in this tour. c",)

    aobibliophile(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Thank you for sharing Lisa's story. Thanks to all our service men and women. Look forward to reading another of your books.

    pefrw at yahoo dot com

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  8. Thank you for taking part in the Tour and thank you to all that have served our country.

    andreagrendahl AT gmail DOT com

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  9. Thank you for sharing Lisa's story. Thank you to all the men and women that serve our country and put their lives on the line every day.

    Thank you for participating in such a worthy blog hop!

    mnjcarter@charter.net

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  10. It is wonderful what you and the other authors are doing. Please send an additional copy to the troops in place of my copy.

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  11. Thank you for participating in such an amazing cause My Granddad was in the RAF and fought during WWII, as a big reader himself before he died I know he would have loved the idea of the Tour de Troops.

    shroudedheart(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. Thank you for this great giveaway. I am spreading the news. pringpringles(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. @mrice, @chingz, @marsha, @kindle3
    Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  14. Huge thank you to our troops and also to you, for being a part of this blog tour. I'm looking forward to reading your book and I'm sure our brave men and women will enjoy it, too.
    Georgeanna
    tdf.gb@bucksmont.net

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  15. Thank you for participating in this wonderful tour.
    I can't wait to read your book!
    Thanks Again,
    Laura G.

    cardinoles@gmail.com

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  16. This just breaks my heart. Give your friend a huge hug and let her know how much her family's sacrifice is appreciated.

    Thank you for doing this and supporting our troops. This book looks like a great read!
    tweezle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. WOW... this post just made me well up with tears. Especially given the one word used to describe Army Sgt. Dominic Sacco. He sounded like one hell of a guy... I'm sorry that he is no longer with us.
    suzy.turner[at]hotmail.com

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  18. @Sue We're all proud to be able to participate in a tour that gives thanks to our soldiers. Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Such a heart wrenching story. My heart goes out to your friend and her family as well as others who've dealt with a loss due to wars (or anything else for that matter).

    Thank you for your support of our troops!

    Saph
    saphsbookblog at gmail dot com

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  20. @aobibliophile Thank you so much for following our tour!

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  21. @Rachel Thank you so much for honoring our troops with us during this tour.

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  22. @Andrea, @mnjcarter
    Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  23. Thanks to your friend for sharing her story. my heart goes out to her family.
    lvs2dv (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. @Shrouded Heart My grandfather also fought during WWII. We would sit together and he would show me his photo albums from his time in the military.

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  25. @Krissie Thank you for honoring our troops on this tour and for spreading the word so we can get more ebooks to our soldiers!

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  26. Thanks for being part of this tour and I hope your book makes somebody’s day better :)

    hellenlovesbooks (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. @Georgeanna Thank you for stopping by and helping us to honor our troops!

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  28. @Cardinole Hope you have enjoyed our tour! Thank you so much for supporting our troops!

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  29. @tweezle Thank you so much for your kind words.

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  30. Dear Elena,

    Thank you Elena for sharing Lisa's story and Lisa, thank you for sharing about your wonderful brother. I'm so sorry for your family's loss.

    rivawriter(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Thank you for participating and donating books and the jersey.

    acm05@juno.com

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  32. This is a wonderful post. A really great cause. Thank you for your generousity.

    tamsyn5 at yahoo dot com

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  33. Thanks for supporting our troops and for the free read - I can't wait to check out your book!

    allyreads81 at gmail dot com

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  34. @Suzy I wanted to share his story not only for the sacrifice that he made, but also the sacrifice his family made. Thank you for the kind words.

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  35. @Saph Thank you for joining us in this amazing tour. We are all humbled by the stories that have been shared.

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  36. Very beautiful post! Thank you for sharing your book. This tour is great idea!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  37. @loves to dive We are all so honored to participate in this tour. Thank you for stopping by!

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  38. @Hellen Thank you for following our tour and helping us get more books to our troops!

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  39. Thanks for all your generosity in sharing your books. This is a great cause.

    scottpoe (at) hotmail.com

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  40. @acm05, @Tamsyn, @allyson, @diana
    Thank you so much for following our tour!

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  41. It's hard to have losses in ones life. Thank all the Vets and their families of the past,now and future. Thank you for our freedoms.rhonda
    rlrlaney at yahoo dot com

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  42. Wonderful post. This is truly a great cause.
    divavixenqueen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Touching story. Thank you for participating.
    pamela at pbdesigns.biz

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  44. @Bookblogger, @rhonda, @diva, @pamela
    I am honored to be a part of this amazing tour! Thank you for following and supporting our troops!

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  45. Hello,
    I love blog tours like this, especially for such a good cause.
    Thank-you
    mccallumgirls (at) hotmail.com

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  46. Thanks so much for participating in this. Thank you, also, for sharing Lisa's memories of her brother with us. Lisa, if you are reading this, thank you!

    I would love to read your book. You can find me at DinozzoGibbs @ gmail.com

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  47. Thanks for sharing about your brother. Please know how much he is appreciated.

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  48. Thank you for doing this for our troops!

    lauralynnelliott@yahoo.com

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  49. Awesome blog tour for a great cause! Thank you.

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  50. Awesome post. Please donate my copy to another soldier. Thanks for sharing about your brother. My brother-in-law served in Vietnam, and he died last year of prostate cancer. Ask every man you love to get tested!

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  51. errr...and my email:

    quinnsmythwood(AT)gmail(.)com

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  52. Hi Elena, thanks for sharing that story. Sadly, there are too many like that. Thanks for participating in this giveaway.
    egstanley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. What a wonderful tribute, my thoughts and prayers go out to Lisa and her family. My BIL returned from Iraq earlier this year and we were so thankful to have him home.

    Thanks for participating in this!

    crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

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  54. @mccallumgirls This is my favorite tour. I love reading all of the gratitude blog posts.

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  55. Lisa, thank you Lisa for sharing your brother's story with us. Thank you to all our brave men and women in uniform.

    Brian
    brjf [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  56. @BJ Lisa will definitely be reading all of the comments. Thank you for following our tour!

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  57. @georgia, @laura, @quinn
    Thank you for participating in our tour and for helping us honor our soldiers.

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  58. Thanks for sharing your story and your book with the troops!! Its amazing what you and all the other authors are doing! Martha - MESchlegel3@gmail.com

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  59. @jmrinaldo So sorry to hear about your brother in-law. Thank you for gifting your copy of my book.

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  60. @Elizabeth Yes it is tragic that so many families have suffered. Thank you for commenting.

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  61. @crystal I am so glad that your brother in-law is home safe. Thank you for participating!

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  62. @brian Thank you for stopping by! So glad we got to tour together for such a great cause!

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  63. Thank you, Lisa, for sharing your brother with us. Thank you, Elena, for supporting our troops through this blog tour.
    cmhswi(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. @martha When this tour was announced, there was an overwhelming response from authors. They couldn't wait to be a part of such a worthy cause. Thank you for participating.

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  65. @cmhswi You're so welcome! Thank you for helping us gift these books!

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  66. Thank you for participating in this great giveaway for the troops. We all need to do whatever we can to support these brave people when they are away and also when they return.

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  67. Lisa thanks for sharing your brother's story with us. God bless all the soldiers and their families.
    Sue B
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. Thank you so much for participating in this lovely event. God bless our troops!

    Karen

    kmoaton@Hotmail.com

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  69. Thank you for participating in this!!

    brittanyrose40 AT yahoo DOT com

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  70. Thank you so much for participating in this, as an air force veteran I can really appreciate it.

    shayne
    milldirt@msn.com

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  71. As a 24 yr Vet of the Army it has been my honor to serve.
    It humbels me the support that has been given to the soldiers over the past decade.
    I am still sadened by what I see when i read the news these days when a soldier is being rememberd at a sacred event(his funeral) an Americans feel it is their right to protest at it. What sickens me worse is that congress has said that this is exceptable freedom of speech.

    Freedom of speech is what you and all your felow writers are doing on this tour to support all of us soldiers and our families by giving us something to help pass the time. No one told you to do it but you did it. Just like the men in women in service we just do it.

    Thank you
    ryan.mills68(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. Thanks to those who serve, their families - and to everyone participating in this tour. What a wonderful way to support the troops!

    beritlemons AT gmail DOT com

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  73. Thank you for taking part in this Blog Tour de Troops.
    And thank you to the troops for what they do.

    Janey
    jandhj2 (AT) yahoo (DOT) ca

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  74. Thanks for supporting the troops.
    Candy
    dragonfly1976@gmail.com

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  75. wow, thank you for sharing that story.

    shirleykcarter at yahoo dot com

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  76. Thanks for sharing. An all-too-common story.

    My e-mail is nickels812@gmail.com

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  77. Thank you for taking part in this Blog Tour de Troops.
    And thank you to the troops for what they do.


    rogcaprino[at]hotmail[com]

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  78. Please thank Lisa for sharing her brothers story. We must never forget that there are real people behind the casualty statistics we hear on the news & the freedoms we enjoy come at a very high price for some.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

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  79. Thank you for participating in the tour and supporting the troops.
    Have a great day!
    pauline@pjhandcrafts.com

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  80. Thanks for supporting our troops, and sharing your story. :)
    SWyland808@msn.com

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  81. Thank you so much for sharing this heart wrenching story of a true hero!

    nook_heartnsole at yahoo dot com

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  82. Thank you for participating in such a good cause.

    jeryl.marcus@gmail.com

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  83. Just stopping to show some author to author love! Thanks for making me cry at work :)

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  84. Just another author on the tour checking in. It's been an awesome experience, being a part of the tour. Here's to many more, similar tours with similar success.

    ~ Erin M. Klitzke
    athensmcleod@hotmail.com

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  85. the above comment was from me, Jackie Chanel :)

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  86. Thank you for participating in such an amazing cause, you and all the other authors are doing a beautiful thing, thank you! :)

    Marta

    mpa931 (at) yahoo (dot) es

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  87. Love your post! Thanks for supporting our troops!

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  88. I used to send books overseas via 'Books for Soldiers', and this is the best way I've seen yet to continue that effort!

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  89. Thank you for helping support our troops. It means so much to them and their families. I know because my husband is currently serving in Afghanistan. The support is what gets me through it.

    betty.vickery.johnson@gmail.com

    My loving soldier Jon:

    provert247 AT gmail DOT com

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  90. I'd like to get your book.

    kolists a\t gmail dt com

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  91. What an incredible way to support our troops! Thank you for the post and the time you have taken. Please also donate my copy to the troops. They sure deserve it!
    boo(2)bosh(at)gmail(com)

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  92. This def brought tears. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Nick, Brandy is a very good friend of mine. Thanks for your tribute to Nick's memory. I know it means a lot to Brandy and the rest of the Sacco family!
    Please send my copy of your book to a soldier!
    Amanda L.

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  93. thank you!I would love to read it. cheryl @ cheryl rainfield.com

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  94. Thank you for participating in the blog tour and for the generosity of the books for soldiers and for the commentators.

    I found your interview rather poignant and tried to imagine what losing my brother would be like. He serves too.

    sophiarose1816@gmail.com

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  95. What a great cause - thanks for supporting our troops!

    I look forward to reading your book!

    Sandi(at)Beckman(dot)me

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  96. thank you for sharing this story. i look forward to reading your book

    leahnassar@gmail.com

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  97. I have had to tone down my emotions during the Blog Tour de Troops, as we have so much to be grateful to our troops and veterans for. This is such a wonderful event, thank you so much for participating and honoring our veterans on their day and giving to our troops the joy of a good book. I am also thankful for your providing us readers a copy of your lovely book as well. Your efforts are appreciated.

    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  98. This is a great idea. Thanks for participating. One of the members of the Good Reads bookclub I belong to took his Kindle to the sandbox and said it was wonderful to have books to escape into.
    OmahaUrbanec AT aol DOT com

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  99. Elena, I'd just like to express my sincerest gratitude to all the amazing authors that participated in this event to honor our troops this Veteran's Day weekend. The cause of supporting our troops has always been near & dear to my heart. It has been a trait of mine since high school that's never left me. Thank you, Elena, for sharing Sgt. Sacco's story of courage. My heartfelt gratitude & sympathy to the Sacco family for their sacrifice. Our military & their families are phenomenal people who deserve our utmost respect.

    My email is audacityshewrote at gmail dot com

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  100. Thank you for sharing your story and a chance to read your book.
    wanda72 (at) aol (dot) com

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  101. Thanks for participating in the event and giving an ebook to the troops

    eileen at booksrusonline dot com

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  102. It's a wonderful thing all these authors are doing with the Blog Tour de Troops. I was just reading a news article in which active duty troops were lamenting the lack of new books to read! Thank you for your generosity and the contest! My email is suz_glo at yahoo dot com

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  103. Thank you Elena for your support of our troops! What a touching story!

    Best,
    M.D. Christie
    mdcwrites@gmail.com
    http://mdchristie.com

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  104. Thank you so much for supporting our troops and I am so sorry for you loss!!

    magluvsya03@yahoo.com

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  105. Thank you for supporting the troops! I think this tour is a wonderful idea and I'm glad so many authors are participating!

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  106. Thank you so much for supporting our troops and I am so sorry for your loss!!!

    magluvsya03@yahoo.com

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  107. I really enjoy reading these posts, especially the interviews due to how insightful they are.

    evanbartholomew@gmail.com

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  108. I think what you all are doing for our soldiers is a wonderful thing! My husband served in the Navy, and my mother-in-law and daughter served in the Air Force, so our men and women are very close to my heart at all times, but especially on and around Veteran's Day :)
    Thank you for the free copy of your book! I am really looking forward to reading it:D
    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  109. Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing your book & sending to the troops/

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  110. What a powerful post, Elena! My heart goes out to his family. Such a precious thing, freedom and at such a cost.
    Hugs.

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  111. Thank you, Elena, for your participation in such a wonderful event. My thanks to Lisa for sharing her story.

    Please donate my copy to a service member.

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  112. Thanks to Lisa for sharing her story.
    Thanks for supporting our troops.

    Heather
    earthsbooknook at gmail dot com

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  113. Such a thoughtful idea. Thanks for participating.
    Carla63@windstream.net

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  114. Thank you so much for supporting our troops and for doing this.

    thenarcissuslibrary at gmail dot com

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  115. Thank you for taking part in the Tour and thank you to all that have served our country.

    larson a 1 @ live dot com

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  116. This brought tears to my eyes. So many lost lives.
    Thanks for supporting our troops this way. I am sure a soldier would love a good book to escape to while they are away from their families protecting out freedom.
    Thanks again
    Linda Meza

    linmeza@hotmail.com

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  117. Thank you for caring and brightening the day of many soldiers. christygibbon at juno dot com

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  118. I think this is so great that you all are doing this tour for the troops. Thank you so much. carolynvaldez51@yahoo.com

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  119. Thank you for sharing Sacco's story, his family are all in my thoughts.

    This is a wonderful idea for a tour.
    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

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  120. Thanks for supporting the troops. Please send my copy to the troops as well. Thanks again.

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  121. Thank you for sharing!! Thank you to all Veteran's and those still serving.

    miranda.grissomATgmailDOTcom

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  122. Thank-you for doing this. Please send them my copy as well.

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  123. Thank you Elena for posting this story and for being part of this project. Thank you to Lisa for sharing the story about her brother. Words are never enough but I am sorry for her loss. Her brother was a true hero and he made a difference in all our lives. I am very grateful to him and all our soldiers for what they do for us each and every day.

    wrights5[at]hughes[dot]net

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  124. This a wonderful idea...thank you for your partcipation!

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  125. Thank you for supporting our troops.
    reikibirth at gmail dot com

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  126. Thanks to your friend for sharing her story. My heart goes out to her family. And thank you for being apart of this tour and supporting our troops!

    ruby[dot]meek[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  127. Thank you for sharing this story!

    ellepaulette@gmail.com

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  128. thanks for doing this. As an army veteran of multiple deployments, I can assure you that reading provides sanity and a chance to explore worlds outside the dust/rain/dirt of the present un-fun. With the advent of eBook readers it has become even easier to read, try new authors and to feel less cut off from the world.

    you are welcome to send my copy on as well - thanks again

    sincerely - Holly

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  129. What a great way to support our troops! Thank you :-)

    SarahM
    smaccall AT comcast.net

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  130. This is such a great way to support our troops..it's so important to let them know that we are all thinking of them!

    Dani
    mdavis24@ec.rr.com

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  131. Thanks so much for sharing and for supporting the troops.

    ML
    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

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  132. I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for doing this. stylib38@gmail.com

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  133. Thank you for supporting our Troops!
    t_manfredi@hotmail.com

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  134. Thanks so much for doing this! This is such a great event to participate in.

    kathleen_howard2003@yahoo.com

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  135. Your post about Sgt. Sacco hits hard. It is hard to stare into the face of a soldier with a smile on his face in a photo on a blog and know he is gone. He was gone before I met him. Thanks for your powerful participation in this blog tour. It was entirely thought provoking.

    Very truly yours,
    D. M. Kenyon
    author at lotus blossom book dot com

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  136. Thanks for sharing your book with everyone.
    helpersarah2009@gmail.com

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  137. Thanks for sharing this - it was very sad to read but great that you have marked the event in such a touch way.

    Donna
    donna.haw@gmail.com

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  138. Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing your book & sending to the troops.

    Forgot my email:
    ackleybj@verizon.net

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  139. Thank you so much for sharing your story. It really makes a person think and we need to do that more than just a couple days a year.
    Thanks for your support of the troops the past, present, and the future. Also my thanks in all your hard work. I can't wait to read your book.
    tammi.hagberg@sbcglobal.net

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  140. Thanks so much for participating in this blog tour! it means alot to me you guys are doing this. and thanks for sharing your stories sweets.

    babydoll82959307(at)aol(dot)com

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  141. Thanks for supporting our troops by doing this. My father, Husband, and brother-in-law have served or are currently serving, and anything that supports them and our troops is something that is near and dear to my heart.
    Many Thanks,
    Andrea
    a_ariail(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  142. Thank you for participating in the tour! God bless our troops today, and always!

    Heather
    nurse6030@gmail.com

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  143. So many thanks to Sgt. Dominic Sacco for giving all for us, and my heart goes out to Lisa and her family. God bless.

    Anne
    mynextchapter(at)annenowlin(dot)com

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  144. Thanks so much for sharing this with us today. It was special.

    nancyg5997@gmail.com

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  145. I'm honored to be a part of this. Our soldiers are truly heroes. Thanks for your support.
    susan.byerly@comcast.net

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  146. Thanks so much for sharing a bit of Anthony's life with your readers and keeping his memory alive. My condolences to his sister Lisa and all of his family and friends. ~ Melissa peanutboo2(at) gmail(dot)com

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  147. Thank you so much for sharing your story with all. I think what y'all are doing is a wonderful thing and from the bottom of my heart thank you so much for the opportunity to be apart of it.

    Shauna
    shhaunna(at)live(dot)com

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  148. Wow. Thank you for sharing this story. I hope your friend Lisa is comforted knowing how many thoughts are with her and her family today.
    Traci
    nebby AT zoominternet DOT net

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  149. I'm sorry to hear of your friends loss and my prayers are with her and her family and all the others that have lost friends and family. Thank you for participating in this event, I think the tour is a great way to show support for our troops and am happy to see so many participating authors. shadow31071 (at) suddenlink (dot) net

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  150. Thank you for participating in this wonderful project, and thank you to our veterans and their families for their service!

    lindaspencer@mac.com

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  151. Lisa - thank you so much for sharing your story. Someitimes it's easy to forget the real, everday people who are affected by the loss of their loved ones to war and combat. He sounded like a great guy.
    And to you, Elena. Thanks for taking part in this great event. It was so fun to hear the stories and meet new writers..and, of course, I have 50 more books in my nook and the same 50 books have gone to someone in the Armed Forces. What a great way to give back!
    MJB
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

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  152. Thank you for participating. lucetlady@gmail.com

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  153. Thank you for supporting our troops!! They need the little things like this to remind them what they are fighting for!!
    viajeradelmar@aol.com

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  154. This is an amazing blog hop. Thanks for supporting the troops!

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

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  155. Thank you for being a part of such a wonderful program!

    melissa.gwinn(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  156. Thank you for supporting our troops in such a generous manner! I know that each and every book received will be greatly appreciated! And thank you for allowing me to be a part of it through you!

    iarvd@yahoo.com

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  157. Wishing you all the best with your awesome new book & stopped by to lend my support, luv. Touching, lovely post about an amazing hero. Great post and dammit for making me cry. Again.

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  158. Wonderful post! See? We don't need comic books to find superheroes. :)

    ~Jesi

    jesilea(at)charter(dot)net

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  159. Hi this was a great idea~~~

    Brandy
    brandyzbooks at yahoo.com

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  160. Thanks for participating!

    Roxs
    roxburysnoopy-blogtourdeforce at yahoo.com

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  161. That is a great story

    Marty
    puccagirl73@gmail.com

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  162. Thank you to all that serve.

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  163. I admire what you all are doing. As a child of the military, (my mom, biological father, and step father, all are military, in various branches, not to mention aunts, uncles, and grandparents), it's always been part of my life, so I think it's really nice when people acknowledge what they spend their lives devoted towards.

    jamileigh17 at gmail dot com, kindle format preferred.

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  164. Thanks to your friend for sharing her story and best wishes to her and her family.

    stefscat@gmail.com

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  165. Thank you for sharing and my heart goes out to you and your family. and thank you to all our service men and women in and out of service, veterans and heroes out there for all that you do.
    jessangil at gmail dot com
    -Jessica B

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  166. Wow , always tough to read about the loss of one of our brave military men and women. Thanks to all of the service men and women for all they do!

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  167. Thank you for the interview with your friend Lisa. It was very heart warming and heart wrenching at the same time. I appreciate you putting a face on the wars we find ourselves in.

    Thank you also for being part of the Blog Tour de Troops.

    Cordially,

    Ardee-ann

    sagemoon_cottage@yahoo.com

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  168. @joni Thank you for stopping by! We've all come together this weekend to support our troops!

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  169. @katsrus, @karen, @brittany, @shayne Thank you so much for following our tour. The response has been overwhelming.

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  170. @ryan Unfortunately Nick's family had people protesting outside of his funeral. Thank you so much for your service to our country.

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  171. @berit, @janey, @candy, @shirley, @nickels812 Thank you for commenting and helping us gift more ebooks for our soldiers.

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  172. @roro Thank you for stopping by and showing your support.

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  173. @kathryn I will relay your kind words to Lisa. Thank you for helping us gift another book to a soldier.

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  174. @pauline, @tink, @heartnsole, @meandmom Thank you for making this tour so special!

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  175. @jackie Thanks for stopping by. Just another reason why we put our heart and soul into this tour.

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  176. @erin As long as our soldiers are away from home, we will be having this tour. Hope to see your for our Memorial Day event!

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  177. @marta Thank you for joining us! This tour wouldn't be possible without all of you!

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  178. @readingis Thank you for commenting and showing your support.

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  179. @otterdaughter Ebooks are so much easier to deliver to our soldiers. And they don't have to wait weeks to get them.

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  180. @betty My prayers go out to you and your husband. Please let him know how much we all appreciate him!

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  181. @kolists Thank you for stopping by.

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  182. @mindy Thank you for donating your ebook!

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  183. @amanda We always feel helpless when someone we know loses a loved one. This is just a small way that I can honor Nick and allow others to know the kind of man her was.

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  184. @cheryl Thank you for your support!

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  185. @sophia My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please tell your brother thank you!

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  186. @sandi, @leah Thank you so much for participating in our tour!

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  187. @denise This tour wouldn't be possible without you. Thank you for supporting our troops!

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  188. @glitrbug If you can, please let him know about our tour so we can load up his Kindle!

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  189. @audacity Thank you for the kind words. This tour has been emotional for all of us.

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  190. @wanda, @eileen Thank you for stopping by!

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  191. @suz_glo Just a small was for us to say thanks!

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  192. @m.d., @maghon, @winnie, @magluvsya, @evan Thank you for participating in our tour!

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  193. @julie Thank you so much for commenting. I too come from a military family. This is just a small way that I an give back to our soldiers.

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  194. @amber This weekend has been so emotional. Proud to be a part of this tour!

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  195. @maryc, @heather, @carla, @isolabella, @larson This tour wouldn't be possible without your support! Thank you!

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  196. @linda Thank you for your support. It's amazing how many of us have come together this weekend in their honor.

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  197. @christy, @carolyn, @melora, @jtbiker, @miranda, @neve Thank you for commenting!

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  198. @wrighty Thank you for your kind post. Many tears have been shed during this tour.

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