LBEH (Let's Bring Em Home) is an organization that purchases plane tickets for junior enlisted military personnel, allowing them the opportunity to fly home and spend the holidays with their families. This program was initially started in December 2001 to show grateful appreciation to American service members deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and has become an annual tradition ever since.
You too can be a part of this awesome event - by donating frequent flyer miles and/or making financial contributions - if you can't do either, then help out by spreading the word of this effort to others!
Here's the "411" on: Let's Bring Em Home
How you can help: http://www.lbeh. org/?help
Current status of donations for 2006: http://www.lbeh. org/?status
How you can request a ticket: http://www.lbeh. org/?request
Background info on the birth of LBEH: http://www.lbeh. org/?about
How to contact LBEH: http://www.lbeh. org/?contact
IRS certification of this organization as a legitimate charity: http://www.lbeh.org/?501c


click here if you would like to make cross stitch samplers for the families who have lost loved ones in the war:
Some of the young people that have fallen do not have people working on their samplers yet -- here is a list of the Connecticut names:


Sgt. Major Phillip R. Albert, 41, Terryville, Conn., November 23, 2003, Afghanistan¬ Taken

Sgt. Benjamin L. Gilman, 28, Meriden, Conn., January 29, 2004, Ghazni, Afghanistan ¬Taken

Lt. Col. Michael J. McMahon, 41, Conn., November 27, 2004, Bamian, Afghanistan¬Taken

Maj. Stephen C. Reich, 34, Washington Depot, Conn., June 28, 2005, Afghanistan


Pfc. Jeffrey F. Braun, 19, Stafford, Conn., December 12, 2003, Baghdad, Iraq¬Taken

Chief Warrant Officer William I. Brennan, 36, Bethlehem, Conn., October 16, 2004, Baghdad, Iraq¬Taken

"Delivered"® Pfc. Anthony D. Dagostino, 20, Waterbury, Conn., November 2, 2003, Al Fallujah, Iraq ¬Taken (D'Agostino)

"Delivered"® Sgt. Felix M. Delgreco, 22, Simsbury, Conn., April 9, 2004, Baghdad, Iraq ¬Taken

Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton, Jr., 37, Guilford, Conn., August 12, 2003, Ar Ramadi, Iraq

Spc. Tyanna S. Felder, 22, Bridgeport, Conn., April 7, 2004, Balad, Iraq¬Taken

Barbara Heald, 60, Stanford, Conn., January 29, 2004, Baghdad, Iraq  (this lady was a State Dept Worker -- civilian -- non military)

Spc. Christopher L. Hoskins, 21, Danielson, Conn., June 21, 2005, Ramadi, Iraq

"Delivered"® Spc. Robert W. Hoyt, 21, Ashford, Conn., December 11, 2004, Baghdad, Iraq ¬Taken

Spc. Jacob D. Martir, 21, Norwich, Conn., August 18, 2004, Sadr City, Iraq¬Taken  (Martir-Gutierrez)

Pfc. Wilfredo Perez Jr., 24, Norwalk, Conn., July 26, 2003, Baghdad, Iraq

Staff Sgt. Thomas E. Vitagliano, 33, New Haven, Conn., January 17, 2005, Ar Ramadi, Iraq

Cpl. Stephen R. Bixler, 20, Suffield, Conn., May 4, 2006, Iraq

Cpl. Kemaphoom A. Chanawongse, 22, Waterford, Conn., March 23, 2003, Iraq


Sgt. David J. Coullard, 32, Glastonbury, Conn., Aug. 1, 2005, Iraq

Cpl. Kevin J. Dempsey, 23, Monroe, Conn., Nov. 13, 2004, Iraq

Lance Cpl. Lawrence R. Philippon, 22, Hartford, Conn., May 8, 2005, Iraq

Lance Cpl. John T. Schmidt III, 21, Brookfield, Conn., May 11, 2005 (from injuries sustained in Iraq)

Staff Sgt Phillip A. Jordan -- Enfield, CT -- KIA Iraq March 23, 2003

Staff Sgt. Henry E. Irizarry -- Waterbury, CT -- KIA Iraq Dec 3, 2004