Monday, October 22, 2007

This SHOULD be in the News

Your Way Monday
A friend of mine e-mailed this to me. He's had 2 sons graduated from the U S Naval Academy. I decided I'd share this with you ... from my friend Dan S.

This needs to make headline news ... not some of the other junk that makes the news these days! Celeb weddings ... celeb jail itineraries ... who's not wearing undies ... etc.

It's a tough, but heartwarming story...with a picture of John Gebhardt in Iraq.
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. He is a real Star of the war, and represents the real America.

You'll seldom see things like this in the news. The American public needs to see pictures like this and needs to realize that what we're doing over there is making a difference. Even if it is just one little girl at a time.

James Gates U. S. Navy
Then this came from my friend Missy H:
Something cool that Xerox is doing.
If you go to this web site, you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq . You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services.

Please send a card. It is FREE and it only takes a second.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? Whether you are for or against the war, our guys and gals over there need to know we are behind them..

Now it is up to you to respond.

1 comment:

Adrienne said...

Help! I can't see John.

Even without the picture I agree that we need to hear about the heroes. It's no wonder our children are so jaded. Their heroes are sports stars that kill dogs and take steroids.