I would first like to thank everyone who has come here recently. As usual, my thanks and appreciation are also with those who are regular readers and with those who comment.
Second, in the comment thread for the picture “John Gebhardt and little Iraqi girl”, commenter Adana left a comment wherein the commenter provided a link to a story by MSNBC (“War photograph generating a lot of buzz” by Anne Meyer of KSNW-TV, dated November 6, 2006). This story was about the picture and it also provides an update about the status of the little girl. (I was prompted to write this post by a question e-mailed by Wendi Webster. Thank you, Wendi.)
The article says (emphasis added):
This won’t be the last time you see Chief Gebhardt. This Saturday, on Veterans Day, CNN will be interviewing him about the photograph. As for the little girl, we know she is out of the hospital and living with relatives. The Gebhardt’s think of her often and wish more stories could end as well as hers did.
“This Saturday” would have been November 11, 2006, Veterans Day.
The article also says (emphasis added):
Chief Gebhardt is still surprised by all the attention. He is not really accustomed to receiving attention but he hopes it gives all of us a bigger picture of what’s happening overseas.
And this is why I believe that picture is so important.