by Capt. Ashley Conner
477th Fighter Group Public Affairs
Big hat tip to the USAF for keeping
in mind one little warriors simple request, to fly his letter closer to heaven
so his dad who gave everything in Afghanistan for this country could read it. Although the USAF flew that F-22 a little higher than
usual that day, I have it on exceptional good word that his dad did get & read the letter just
fine and wanted me to pass along that he is proud of you Mac and your
mother. How do I know he read Mac's
letter? “If the Army and the Navy Ever look
on Heaven’s scenes; They will find the streets are guarded By United States
Time for a C-Gar!
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF RICHARDSON, Alaska (AFNS) -- MacAidan
"Mac" Gallegos was only 5 when his father, Army Sgt. Justin Gallegos,
was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Not a day goes by that he doesn't
think about him. On days like Jan. 24, his father's 31st birthday, he
has found a special way to celebrate his birthday and honor his memory.
Mac has gotten older we have turned it into a day where we do "Acts of
Service" for others. It is important for us to remember Justin and
celebrate his life."