Serving With Honor, A Soldier’s Story

Mermaid Cottages is proud and honored to welcome Mary Sue and Gerry to Tybee Island for Beach Retreats For HeroesMermaid Jan shared this loving exchange from Mary Sue.

Hi Jan,

This is Mary Sue and I just spoke with you on the phone.

My husband is Gerry  and he is a Staff Sergeant with the 165th
Air National Guard here in Savannah. He is a member of their Security
Forces Squadron and recently deployed with his unit to Afghanistan for 6
months. Prior to this service in the National Guard, Gerry was a member of
the US Army and served as a Military Policeman and criminal investigator
and was stationed in Korea.

While in Afghanistan, Gerry volunteered with a special group of airmen and soldiers who routinely went “outside the wire” on missions to ensure that the perimeter surrounding Bagram Air Base was secure.  Also during his tenure in Afghanistan, Gerry missed out on seeing me graduate from law school, and his faithful and loving bulldog of seven years was put to sleep.

Needless to say, his time spent serving his country in Afghanistan was tough. I’m so proud of him and proud to be a member of his family.

I can’t get over how wonderful it is
of your organization to do something like this for our vets!

Thank you,

Mary Sue

We are so happy to welcome Mary Sue and Gerry to Heron Hideaway this weekend.  Thank you both for your service, your commitment and support to each other and for inspiring us to make a difference.

You can make a difference, too.

Support our troops.

Be Thankful.

Say Thank You.


Mermaid Cottages and Beach Retreats For Heroes!