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Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt cradles a young Iraqi girl as they both sleep in the hospital. The girl's entire family was executed by insurgents. The killers shot her in the head but she survived. The girl received treatment at the U.S. military hospital in Balad, but cries often. According to nurses at the facility, Chief Gebhardt is the only one who can calm down the girl, so he holds her at night while they both sleep in a chair. Chief Gebhardt was assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary…

Hand of Hope A picture began circulating in November. It should be “The Picture of the Year,” or perhaps, “Picture of the Decade.” It won’t be. In fact, unless you obtained a copy of the U.S. paper which published it, you probably would never have seen it. The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother’s womb…

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Making Good Things Out Of The War

Making Good Things Out Of The War<<<Give this woman a medal. Just. Give. Her. A. Medal. Now. Seriously, give her a medal she's a genius.

Thank you to every single military person, canine and family member for your enormous sacrifices.

" I am NOT an old lady, just a little girl with wrinkles". -Edythe E. Bregnard

(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.

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Lay down, try not to cry, cry a lot…

try not to cry, try not to cry :'(

Newt- Subject A5 The Glue The boy who CRIED Was the one who TRIED He had to FIGHT The most to SURVIVE He seemed so FINE But lost his MIND The Crank that DIED The Glue had DRIED . Newt

Cutie pie! One of many sweeties I have cared for as a nurse :)