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(KSL News) Yesterday we remembered the men and women who have died serving our country. This morning we're paying tribute to a family who currently is making many sacrifices in service to this country.
Don Fitzgerald of Sandy thought he would be telling his neighbors about his year in Afghanistan this morning. Instead he got a High 5 from our Coco Warner.
Don is a Chief Warrant Officer and has served in the U.S. Army for 20 years. He has served in Desert Storm and Desert Shield and was stationed in downtown Baghdad. Two weeks ago, he returned from a year in Afghanistan.
He was nominated for a High 5 by his neighbor, Betty Breese. She says Don and his wife and two children have a great attitude about service to their country.
"We are so proud of you, Don," Betty said. "You are just such a wonderful person, and you've served the country so well."
Don responded, "First of all, I want to thank you for doing this, Betty. And I want to let everybody know that I'm really grateful to have the opportunity to serve my country."
The Fitzgeralds' neighbor says the whole family has sacrificed through several military deployments. So today, we treated the family to breakfast.
You can send your High 5 nominations to us at the link on this page.