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Oh my heart........4 year-old Paige Bennethum really, really didn’t want her daddy to go to Iraq. So much that when Army Reservist Staff Sgt. Brett Bennethum lined up in formation at his deployment this July, she couldn’t let go. No one had the heart to pull her away.


Come Back Soon, Daddy…

Two nights ago we had this deep conversation.. I just want you to know that I respect your choice to not have kids until you get out in 5 years. I respect your choice to not leave your kids at home while you deploy. After all that I'm still by your side.

John Gebhardt's wife, Mindy, said that this little girl's entire family was executed. The insurgents intended to execute the little girl also, and shot her in the head...but they failed to kill her. She was cared for in John's hospital and is healing up, but continues to cry and moan. The nurses said John is the only one who seems to calm her down, so John has spent the last four nights holding her while they both slept in that chair.. The girl is coming along with her healing.

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Story behind this? Her dad was leaving on a 2 year deployment. She was crying, and wouldnt let go of her dads hand, even when he stood in line, saluting. No one had the heart to break them apart.