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A Tribute to Terri Gurrola





As you plainly see, she is wearing military fatigues. Her name is Terri Gurrola. The touching scene depicted here reveals her deep emotional commitment to her family, and to her country, as she hugs her tiny daughter, having been in Iraq for seven months. I understand “She’s home for a mid deployment R&R and will be going back to Iraq for at least another 7 months. She’s a medic near Ramadi, one of the most dangerous areas in Iraq.”

Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for your service to our country. May your family be blessed.

Picture courtesy YouSayToo.


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By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 84 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

14 replies on “A Tribute to Terri Gurrola”

I saw this picture and it speaks a thousand words, if not more.

1. It shows the love and devotion to her daughter,
2. But it shows her love of her country to put herself through that time away to defend the freedoms that so many of us take for granted,

This picture shows what a true American Hero looks like as well as a true, loving, and caring parent looks like. She was away from her daughter who she loves, to protect her freedoms and help ensure her future freedom.

I think this picture, and the woman are amazing.


Hi, Sharon-

Welcome to my blog. Hope you’re here often.

What a wonderful tribute you have paid to our military, both by commenting here and by posting the picture of Terri and her daughter on your fridge.

I chime with you: GOD BLESS AMERICA.


I have had the picture of Terri and her daughter on my frig since it shown in my local paper here in Napa, CA. I think that we all need to stop and think about our military and all that they are going through everyday. I keep the picture up as a daily reminder that I am truly blessed and owe a great deal of thanks to Terri, her family and others in the military.

Love you ALL,
Sharon Stewart-Atkinson,
Napa, CA


Very moving picture. My heart is touched. Yes, it is such a contrast the business man walking right there, unaffected or afraid to be moved? Thank you for the video too and the link to articles.
If I could, Ulysses Galvez was the physical therapist and trainer my friend had after a stroke. He was called to Iraq and has served in Somalia also. He leaves a wife and two young boys and I put his name on our church prayer list. But one can never get too much prayer. He left last Saturday. His birthday is coming up in October, would anyone like his address there or his wife’s e-mail?


Awwww…..this brought tears to my eyes. Tears of thankfulness for Terri’s sacrifice. Tears of sadness for her having to leave that darling. And, tears of happiness because this makes me once again, proud to be an American.
May God bless Terri and her family and all our troops. If any of you read this please know that I am very appreciative of your sacrifice.
Thank you, Sis. Buxton for sharing this with us.


Carol and Lou, we are such blessed people to live in our wonderful country. I know we’re not perfect, and there are lots of “nay-sayers” among us, but we have so much for which to be thankful. Prime among that group are those military people who make such tremendous sacrifices.


I think it is significant that the pic of Gurolla is slightly off-center. The background of the business man in his suit & briefcase on his way for a meeting or to close a deal, oblivious to the events, offers a very distinct contrast to the emotional scene in the foreground. It really puts a point on the picture.


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