Sgt. Robert Huff and Cpl. Patrick O’Rourke with a Military Police Platoon rescue an Afghan child from encroaching flood waters in the Nari Shahi village in the Beshood District of eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province on July 28. The flooding was caused when more than 6 inches of rain enveloped the area in a few hours. The platoon was returning from a patrol in the district and stopped to help the villagers when they realized the dangers of the situation.
Photo of eagle on Fort Snelling gravestone touches hearts, goes viral.'The eagle couldn't have picked a better person' This beautiful photo was taken in 2011 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. The eagle had landed on the grave of Sgt Maurice Ruch, enlisted in the US Army Air Corps in Decmber of 1941. Known for his keen eye, he became a rifle marksman and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. He served four years in the military and earned a bronze star. Awesome!
Double leg amputee and Commander of Fort Belvoir, Army Colonel Greg Gadson: "When I see folks with new injuries I tell them: I know it's hard, but the fact is that you're talking to me and the worst of it is over if you want it to be. And be grateful. You're alive." (http://on.natgeo.com/ZdvIKT) We are honored to have served COL Gadson and to have had him as our distinguished speaker last week in New York. Photo by Mark Thiessen