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Yvonne Valtierra
Yvonne Valtierra • 16 weeks ago

Sgt. Daniel Mullis, a formal marksmanship training course instructor at the Individual Simulated Marksmanship Trainer here, pins an expert badge on Jorge Solis, 5, who visited the base as a wish child with the Make-A- Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire. Solis, Jorge, who suffers from retinoblastoma, a rare type of eye cancer, experienced the base with his parents and three brothers.

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xo-ashhhhhh: Hey you, you and you. All of YOU, YES YOU. RIGHT NOW, STOP SCROLLING and look at how beautiful this picture is, look at the way he is hugging his wife and unexpected child. Look at the emotions in their body language, that is LOVE right there. There is so much sacrifice and loss in the war, and I really feel that this picture shows all that and yet all the joy that emerges from all the sacrifice. Repost if you support our troops.