Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Georgia Army National Guard to the rescue

This story on CNN is about the Georgia Army National Guard reaching out to a family whose baby girl is in desperate need of expert medical care. The Soldiers were searching the home when:

As the young parents of an infant girl nervously watched the soldiers search their modest home, the baby's unflinching grandmother thrust the little girl at the Americans, showing them the purple pouch protruding from her back.

I like how the grandmother instinctively knew the American Soldiers would HELP. The whole unit has made the little baby their project. Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia is working to expedite matters and Dr. Roger Hudgins will perform the surgery free of charge. A loud Hooah to Sen. Chambliss and Dr. Hudgins! The story continues but this comment really sealed it for me:

The lieutenant said that while his unit's main mission is to put down the insurgency in Iraq, it is also trying to help the country's citizens.

"We are also here to win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people. To show them that we are a just people, not only by helping them establish a constitution but helping them with their problems that they cannot handle," Morgan explained. "This little girl epitomizes the efforts of us to do that."

I am a proud Georgian and Army National Guardsman today. :-) You can read the rest of the story here.


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