Cindy Sheehan, whose son died fighting in Iraq, leads a protest outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas. We asked FOX Fans if she should stay or go home, and the response was huge. FNC also received a large number of e-mails from active and retired U.S. military personnel, as well as their family and loved ones.


FNC has created a special forum just for them! Read what they had to say below.

To see what the rest of our FOX Fans think, click here.

Are you in the military, retired or a loved one of someone who is and want to voice YOUR opinion? E-mail us at speakout@foxnews.com, and jump into the debate!

Military FOX Fans (and their loved ones) sound off:

"I was born in the military, raised in the military, married in the military, have a son in the military and still in the military. Cindy Sheehan is demeaning her son's memory. It saddens me. Glad my Mom has more sense." — Vicky (Oak Harbor, WA)

"As a retired career Army man I'm behind Cindy all the way. First of all it's her right and shame to those who are indignant enough to suggest she should go home. Secondly, we need a protest movement to balance out the authority of the government." — Jesse

"I am a retired 100% disabled vet and I sympathize greatly with Mrs. Sheehan. However, her actions and those of others lend comfort and support to the enemy, the very ones who killed her son. My nephew will soon be deployed to Iraq and should he fall to insurgent actions I do believe that Mrs. Sheehan and others are to be held responsible." — Larry (Minnesota)

"Sheehan has the right to protest the war. Bush deserves every mother of son lost in this so-called war an explanation. He owes us all an explanation. He owes us the truth. I love my brothers and sisters in the military. I love my country but I am not sure that we as soldiers or the American public were told the truth. We are here and need to see it out, but at what cost?" — D. (Iraq)

"I spent over 27 years in the military. Mrs. Sheehan is doing a grave disservice to the memory of her son, who, like everyone else in uniform today, volunteered to serve. She has every right to protest peaceably for whatever reason she sees fit. Her son, made a solemn vow that he would defend her right to do so, knowing that he could be killed fulfilling that oath. Her pain is misdirected at the U.S. policy towards this war. She should apply equal energy to the vilification of the bloody fanatics that started, and are prolonging the suffering. Don't go home, just go somewhere else." — Donald (SMSgt, USAF retired)

"I served in the Marine Corps for eight years including Desert Storm. Sheehan’s actions are anti-American and a knife in the back of every brave American who died to give her the freedom she now employs." — Dale

"She has every damn right to be there! That's what I have fought for and continue to. I love the Army and my brothers here. I am proud of my service, but I do not agree with how Bush left us out here. It's the leadership that I doubt and that should be questioned by civilians and especially by a mother who lost her son for the president's war. Bottom-line, she can do what she wants as long as she doesn't violate the rights of others. That's America! Get over it." — Sam (U.S. Army, Iraq)

"I am an active duty member of the Armed Forces. I volunteered for this and am ready AT ANY time to go where I am pointed. I voted for President Bush twice and firmly believe in this mission. We need to take the war to those that would harm us versus let them again terrorize us on OUR OWN soil. I cannot express my sympathy for her loss, her son's ultimate sacrifice. I believe she needs to let her son now rest in peace as the true American hero he is." — Wes (Denver, CO)

"Reports on Cindy Sheehan serve to encourage more enemy attacks. It does nothing but endanger more sons and daughters. My son is a Marine! Get her out of there!" — Cal

"She should stay! As a retired military spouse I am behind her all the way. She has a right to free speech. It is one of the rights that her son believed in and died for. Granted this is one of the risks that anyone who is in the military faces. Most people who do not have a loved one in the military are the ones who usually do not understand why someone would need answers to why their loved one died." — Kim

"It has been a long time since I was in the military, and I certainly couldn't speak for them then or now. I do have to wonder. Is this how her son would have wanted his death to be used?" — Charles

"As a mother and a military spouse, I understand Sheehan's grief and anger over the loss of her son. It is time for her to come to terms with that and to realize that her actions are now disrespectful to her son, who chose his career in the military, fully understanding the potential ramifications. It will be a sad day when her son's children are forced to choose between believing their father died supporting our nation and doing what he thought was right or believing as Sheehan does, that he died for nothing. Sheehan's personal belief's should come secondary to supporting her son and his children and the choices they have made in their lives." — Melanie

"She needs to leave. She met with the President and had said that he was very comforting and personable. Now that she is involved with Michael Moore she has been brainwashed. Do these people really think that if we ONCE AGAIN back out of something before it's over we will be doing our forces or ourselves any good? We need to finish the job we started and not make ourselves look weak. How can we be called the greatest nation on earth if we constantly give into the demands of people that really have no clue outside of what this person or that person says?" — Denise (Gulf War I Vet, USN, North Carolina)

"The war in Iraq has a purpose, but I don't think that we should put so many American soldiers at risk. And that is especially if we cannot reassure them that they will be taken care of if they come home injured. I can honestly say my view on the war and the president has changed in the past few months. It seems like America gives all it has to countries that need us, but not the Vets or families of fallen soldiers that do so much for ALL of us in this country. I cannot blame that mother for her pain and anger. I support our soldiers and hope that we all do. They are by far the greatest Americans!" — D.

"She is a grieving mother, understandable. But her son signed on the dotted line knowing what he was getting into and believed in the quest before him. She should honor him memory by dropping the issue at this point, and be proud of the fact that she, as one of his parents, instilled that much concern for others, that he was willing to give his life for that cause. I see this every day in the faces of you people on our base. It makes me proud to be an American, and know that we DO have concern for others less fortunate, know matter what the rest of the world thinks." — Lew (Mosul, Iraq)

"Sheehan is a hypocrite. She has no credibility with me!! I was in the Marine Corps. Had I gotten killed, my parents would not have been out there protesting, because all of agreed that it was a possibility. Sheehan has become a tool of the anti-Bush Left. She probably has a book deal in the works." — Bill (Front Royal, VA)

"I am a Marine. I've been here since the beginning. I am here to do my duty. I love my country. I love the Corps. But as a father, husband and son, I am proud of Cindy Sheehan. She has every right to speak out. Every American does, and every person in the world should too. I am here for that basic idea. I believe in it and will die for it if need be, but I do not think that we in the trenches nor the American people have been told the truth. When it comes to war, people rarely are told the truth. But Bush has gone too far in my book. I am no Democrat, but his lack of service disgusts me. His misleading us all about why we are here disgusts me. He has no honor. I can only hope that McCain, who Bush went to great lengths to discredit during his first run to be president, is elected or someone who truly knows the meaning of war and the need to have a plan to get us out." — Skip (Somewhere in Iraq)

"I joined the Army right out of high school and did so willingly and knowing I might not be coming home, but it was my choice to serve my country in this manner. Her boy was a man and he was his own man and made a choice to serve. Her son's death was and is a tragedy, but she exacerbates that tragedy by turning away from her family. It is time to try to save her marriage before she finds herself bitter and alone with nothing but fading memories." — Sean (Reedley, CA)

"I am an active duty member of the Armed Forces. I volunteered for this and am ready AT ANY time to go where I am pointed. I voted for President Bush twice and firmly believe in this mission. We need to take the war to those that would harm us versus let them again terrorize us on OUR OWN soil. I cannot express my sympathy for her loss, her son's ultimate sacrifice. I believe she needs to let her son now rest in peace as the true American hero he is." — Wes (Denver, CO)