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Day 178: Military Child Follow-Up

Military Child Follow-Up – August 29, 2011

It’s Monday and that means it’s time for our Military Child of the Week Salute here at General Sarge HQ. This week we’re doing something a little bit different. We are so blessed to have this opportunity to bring smiles and encouragement to military families. We are also meeting some great people who are supporting the Gift-A-Bear Campaign by donating bears! Later this week we’ll have a special “Two paws up” post for them too.

Day 178 - Military Child Salute Follow Up
Image by drrus2000 via Flickr

Today it’s my honor and privilege to do a follow up report on one of our past Military Child Salutes. On August 15 we saluted Jamie Bacigalupo who’s Dad is currently stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. When her Mom sent this picture to me she said:

“Jamie is loving him! She hasn’t put him down yet and is having so much fun!” On her Facebook page Jamie’s Mom wrote: “She is checking out each bit of it and saying it will be her dad the next time he’s deployed. She’s walking around clutching him.”

We are absolutely thrilled that Jamie’s “General Sarge Gift-A-Bear” arrived for deployment at her house which is now his permanent station. She also wrote a great post over on Jamie’s Angels4Epilepsy site.

General Sarge Deployed A Soldier – Click Here!

Nominate A Child For The Military Salute

A military child is a special person who sees many transitions in life. We are honored to salute them here on General Sarge every Monday and thrilled to receive such great reports back too.

Remember, it’s easy to nominate a military child for our weekly Military Child of the Week Salute.

Click Here And Fill Out The Contact Information!

Each child that’s nominated has an opportunity to win their very own Military Build-A-Bear at the end of the year. That means if a Military Child Salute nominee doesn’t get a bear the week they’re nominated, they could still receive a bear at the end of the year when we make our draw from the names of those we’ve saluted here. When filling out the Contact Form please be sure to check the box “Military Child of the Week Nomination”.

Staying Army Strong!
Dr. Rus

4 thoughts on “Day 178: Military Child Follow-Up

  1. It’s great to see that General Sarge is still doing an amazing job with the Military Child of the Week, they all look so happy with their bears 😉

    1. Hey there Karen;

      Thanks for your words of encouragement here. We are continually amazed at what’s going on and truly do love seeing the smiles of the military children and families we’re encouraging along the way. Makes everything worthwhile.

      Dr. Rus

  2. I’m with you. I’m so happy that Jamie’s mom sent the photo of Jamie with her bear. I can’t wait to write up the next deployment order and see another military child with their own General Sarge bear.


  3. This is the heart of what the Gift-a-Bear is trying to do, help a military child during the deployment of a parent. It is so wonderful to hear how happy Jamie is with her Military Bear, I hope a speedy return to her daddy so they will soon be reunited.

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