Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The next time someone questions whether U.S. Troops should be in Iraq....

From the European Edition of the Stars and Stripes 6 October 2006.

Air Force Chief Master Sgt. John G., of the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group at Balad, Iraq, cradles a young girl as they both sleep in the hospital. The girl's entire family was executed by insurgents; the killers shot her in the head as well. The girl received treatment at the U.S. military hospital in Balad, but cries and moans often. According to nurses at the facility, he is the only one who can calm down the girl, so he has spent the last several nights holding her while they both sleep in a chair.

Support the military, they're doing the right thing.
NOTE from Roger - I got the privilege to meet Chief Master Sgt John through email. He was our first contact at Balad Evac Hospital, and was instrumental in setting up the entire support effort there with Soldier's Angels

Thanks to John at OPFOR
and for MaryAnn for pointing us to this story..
I received an email with the following that I wanted to share with all of you....roger
"We grew up with Chief Master Sergeant John G. in a small town called Jordan, New York. My husband was great friends with "Duke" as he is still called by Doug and his other friends and family from home. One of his sisters still lives here and we check on John frequently through Nancy. She is also our great friend. These are good people. We are so proud of him and cried as we watched him on National TV being very modest concerning the love and care he gave to the little girl. We watched every repeat of the shows he was on. I then searched the internet until I found this site with his picture. I wanted to print it out for my husband as he is so proud of John. You are all angels and we are so proud of all of you and of what you do."
Margie from Jordan, New York


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