27 October 2006
Good News From Iraq: Chief Master Sergeant John Gebhardt
"Air Force Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt, 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, Gebhardt is the only one who can calm the girl, so he has spent the last several nights holding her while they both sleep in a chair."
The caption above is from the newspaper/magazine clipping on El Capitan's blog post
It's amazing to me that something like this hasn't been covered more extensively by the mainstream media. Amazing, mind you, but not surprising.
This is one example of the fantastic job that our troops are doing. If this moves you, you may want to let them know by sending them a message at America Supports You, or you may want to adopt a member of the armed forces at Soldiers' Angels.
Thanks go out to Chief Master Sergeant Gebhardt and all of our men and women in uniform who are doing a terrific job without any real acclaim or fanfare. You are all heroes to many of us back here at home, and our hearts and thoughts are with you.
Note: Welcome to The Lair of the Catholic Cavemen readers! Thanks for the hat-tip, Master Sergeant.
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