So often, the armed forces of The United States are depicted and described as evil monsters. We know they are not: it’s all false propaganda by people who are wont to lie.
But I have found a picture that is, in a word, sublime. It may make you cry; it may lift your spirits; it will fill you with pride in our men and women in uniform. This may be old for many, but this is new for me.
This picture is of Chief Master Sargeant John Gebhardt. A little Iraqi girl was rescued from an attack by insurgents, who killed her entire family and shot her in the head. She survived, but would cry all day. She would only be calm when Gebhardt would hold her. So Gebhardt has held her and slept with her in his arms for four nights (by the time the picture was taken).
“An Email from Iraq” by John of OpFor.
“Why We Fight, Part…I’ve Lost Count” by MikeyNTH of Cold Fury.
“Chief Gebhardt… Making a Difference” by El Capitan of Dude, where’s the beach?
“Gentle Warrior” by dcat of Razor Sharp Claws.
“Severely Wounded Little Iraqi Girl Comforted In Arms Of U.S. Airman” by Richard of Hyscience.
“Thanks, Chief” by Beth of My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.
“Gentle Warrior” by Anna of A Rose By Any Other Name.
“”Baby Killer” Comfort” by alan of Kim & Her Friends Explain It All.
“this made me cry” by Marsha of Marsha Loftis.
Another story of/by Chief Master Sergeant John Gebhardt (also has a picture of him holding a baby):
“Prepare now, your life depends on it” by Chief Master Sergeant John Gebhardt on Air Force in Iraq 332nd AEW.
Another example of how our men and women in uniform have a positive impact (quite a heart-warming story):
“The Soldier and the Boy” by Anna of A Rose By Any Other Name
“Found” by bandit.three.six of bandit.three.six.
May God bless and keep all of the above, and may He bless, keep, protect, and abundantly comfort and strengthen all of our men and women in uniform, wherever they may be. May the world thank them for the wonderful job they do, and may we always be grateful to them.