WALB-TV salutes those who risk their lives to bring freedom to the Iraqi people...

New-- Photos of America's Military in Action

Air Force Sergeant Jeff Pelkey, 25, is from Albany, and is stationed at Robins AFB in Warner Robins. 

He’s a 1996 graduate of Mitchell-Baker High School. His family says that Jeff is very brave, and is a hard-worker who is dedicated to his job. 

His supervisors say that he is top notch in his field.

Jeff’s family asks for your prayers for Jeff, all the service personnel involved in Iraq, for President Bush, our allies, and for the Iraqi people.

Army Private Kenasie Taylor, from Moultrie, is serving in Kuwait. He is a Chemical Operation Specilaist witht the 7th Chemical Company, 83rd Battalion, from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. 

Before he went to Kuwait, he served six months in Afganhistan in the hunt for Al Quaida. 

Kenasie’s brother Palace is stationed in Jacksonville, and his sister Shantique is in the Navy in San Diego. 

Kenasie’s mom Helen Farrell watches WALB every morning, and enjoys seeing the profiles of America’s Bravest.

SFC Johnny C. Burr is curently stationed at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait. 

Johnny was due to retire fro the Army in June, but was deployed to active duty in December. 

He is the elder son of John and Mary Burr of Albany, and Johnny just celebrated his 40th birthday.

Marine Lance Corporal Harold Hundley is a Camilla native, and a 2000 graduate of Mitchell-baker High School. 

Harold loves listening to music, playing basketball, and going to the movies.

Harold graduated from Parris Island with honors, and deployed from North Carolina to Kuwait in February. 

His family has not heard from Harold since he set up camp and sent home a brief note. They keep him in their prayers, and ask for yours as well.  

From his mother, Kathy

EM3 Christopher Lane from Leesburg, is an Electrician's Mate aboard the USS KEARSARGE. The ship left her home port of Norfolk, VA on January 12, 2003 in support of "Operation Iraqi Freedom" EM3 Lane aboard the ship. The exact location of the ship is unknown for security reasons. 

He has a very large family here in South Georgia that love and support him. He is the husband of Marcia Wright Lane and has a 22 month old daughter, Kamryn. He is the son of Jeff and Joyce McCray and the grandson of George and Runnette Champion. 

Christopher e-mails his family daily and calls every chance he gets. Even though he enjoys his job and is proud to serve his country, the photo says it all! Hopefully it will be one day soon! Please remember Christopher, his family, and the USS KEARSARGE in your prayers! Submitted by: Marcia Lane

This is Misty Dawn Holman, of Albany, Ga.  She joined the Navy in October of 2002, understanding that her future and fate lie in the hands of the military, at a very grim time.... she is my hero.  

Misty, one of many female air crew members aboard the USS ESSEX LHD-2, has left many family members and friends back here, in Georgia who think of her daily and keep her in their prayers.  

Kudos to all of the soldiers, military, and their family members!! 


Thank you for this opportunity to salute!!
Allyson Sellers
Albany native
That is Misty in the middle :)

I am attaching a photograph of my son,
Sgt. John R. Roland, who is serving in the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, deployed with Operation Iraqi Freedom.  My son is a very dedicated Marine and loves his country to the extent that, if it took it, he would give his life.  He is a simple man and loves his family and his friends and truly the State of Georgia.  He currently lives in Jacksonville, NC with his wife and is stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.   Thank you for including his photograph as one of America's Bravest.  He truly is an example for all to follow, and I am extremely proud of him and what he stands for.  He truly is an American through and through.

Submitted by his mother:  
Eva Kolberg - Valdosta, Georgia. 

Dear WALB, 

Attached is a picture of Nathan Fuller for your America’s Bravest board. Nathan graduated from Tift County High School in 2002. He is a Private in the U.S. Army, based at Fort Stewart in Hinesville. Nathan was deployed to Camp New York in Kuwait in March as a Signal Support Specialist in the 3-7 Cavalry. His wife's name is Scarlett. 

Many people in the Tifton area are praying for Nathan and all the other deployed soldiers as they defend our freedom. We look forward to their great homecoming. We are so proud of you. 

Much love from Mom, Dad, Allen and Kristen. 

Perry Fuller (Father)

Marcus Green- son of Sylvester & Aretha Green,
Husband of Nikki D. Green

Children: D’ Marcus & Marcus Green, Jr.

Graduate of Coffee High School Douglas, GA

US Army for 2.5 years Deployed from Fort Campbell, KY to Iraq March 2003. 

Love your Mom,
Aretha Green

This is Private First Class David L. Pafford of Homerville, Ga. He is currently serving in Iraq with the 15th Transportation Division delivering supplies.  

He has a wife, Robyn, and two children, Ashley and Levin.  We hope that he and all the others who are serving return home very soon.

Bob and Tiffany Pafford

Staff Sergeant Chad Moore is a 1993 graduate of Turner County High School.  Shortly after graduation Chad left for basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.  He received a degree from Fort Rucker, Alabama in Aviation Mechanics.  

He has served two tours in South Korea.  He has also been stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Fort Hood, Texas.   

He is currently stationed in Illishem, Germany.  In February, he was deployed to Kuwait where he is serving with the 11th AVN. REGT. D-Trp. 6-6 CAV.

   Chad is married to the former Lynn Brown of Ashburn.  They have a 3-year-old daughter, Mary Allison.  Chad is the son of Mike and Joyce Moore of Warwick, Georgia.  He has one sister, Trina Barber of Warwick.

He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Lewis and Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Moore, Jr. of Warwick, Georgia.

Isaac I. Graham, Jr. is a Navy Ensign from Tifton. Ga. 

Isaac is the son of betty Pittman and Isaac graham, Sr., and Frank and Callie Wright, all of Tifton. He has four older sisters.

Isaac reported for duty aboard the carrier U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, based in Everett, Washington.

Isaac graduated Tift County High School in 2002 and soon joined the Navy.

With love, Towanda D. Pittman

Army Specialist IV Christopher Quimby is serving in Iraq. Although he loves and misses his family, Christopher was very eager to take part in the fight for freedom for Iraqi people.

He has three children, Myesha, age 9, Destiny, age 2, and Christopher, Junior, age 2.

We haven't heard from him in two weeks, but he's strong and brave, and we know he'll be all right.

Love, from his sister in law, 
Faith McClain,

Lance Corporal Dwayne P. Mann is a 19-year-old Aviation Electronics technician in the USMC, from Leesburg, Ga.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps after graduating high school in 2001, and is posted to the U.S.S. Bataan.

He is the only son of Eddie Mann of Warwick, and Susan Soto of Leesburg.

With love, from his grandmother, 
Shirley Mann

Army Private First Class Joseph Prevatt Johnson, of Albany, serves in Colt Team II, with the 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq. 

His parents are Patricia and Sam Johnson, and Joe Prevatt. He has a brother, Dallas Wilder.

"Trey" is our hero, who proudly serves his country, so that we can have our freedom. Please keep him and our military troops in your prayers. It is important to them to know that we support them.

Love, from his family.



Bainbridge native  Sergeant Carlton Glenn has served his country in the U.S. Army for 13 years. He departed Fort Benning for Baghdad, where he keeps our troops supplied with the necessities of war.

I wasn't at home on April 3 when he called, but he left a message: "Mama, y'all pray for me. It's rough over here. We've been ambushed six times since I've been here..."

I'm sorry I wasn't home to take his call, but  I've been praying for him since he left in February.

Carlton has a wife, Tammy,  and two sons, Tyrone and Tyrell, and a daughter, Shenita. 

We want them all to know that we are praying for ALL our people helping to free Iraq.

Love, his mother, Valnesia Glenn


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