Iraq “Air Force Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt, of the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group at Balad, Iraq, cradles a young girl as they both sleep in the hospital. The Girl’s entire family was executed by insurgents; the killers shot her in the head as well. The girl received treatment at the U.S. military hospital in Balad, but cries and moans often. According to the nurses at the facility, Gebhardt is the only one who can calm down the girl, so he has spent the last several nights holding her while they both sleep in a chair.”
This was sent to me by a friend in New Jersey who had it passed on to him. I do not have the actual newspaper that it was printed in but the photo credit is "David Gilmore Jr. \ United States Air Force" so it may be a military publication. My friend asked if I had seen this photo published anywhere else and this is the only place I have seen it hardcopy. I must have missed it if it was published in my local newspaper here in Staunton Virginia, or maybe they had more pressing issues to discuss. I advised him that with all the media coverage of the war on terrorism and the battles in Iraq & Afghanistan you would think this would have been published most everywhere. Unfortunately it seems this type of "News" is not note worthy or deserving of print space in the mainstream media.
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