Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles in Supernatural by Sergei Bachlakov/The CW Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles in Supernatural by Sergei Bachlakov/The CW

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, who play Supernatural's hunters of evildoers, got some love from their real-life sort-of counterparts. In a ceremony held on Veterans' Day in Chicago, Army Master Sgt. Kevin Wise, First Special Forces out of Baghdad, presented the actors with congratulatory letters and Special Forces coins. It seems the CW series is one of the most popular - some say the No. 1 - DVD request from military members over there. According to a letter Sgt. Wise read, watching the demon-killing Winchester brothers helps soldiers forget the stress of war and reminds them of family and home.

We're not sure what that says about the American family, but we're not about to argue with a Green Beret. So kudos, boys. - Ileane Rudolph