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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A War Story

This was sent by my daughter, Debye, and my daughter in law, Carol.  Don't remember who sent it to who first, but one of them sent it to me and I feel the picture alone speaks to us , but once you read the story behind it, you realize how powerful the message really is.  This is a  story that should be shared with as many as possible.  I will share it with you and feel free to pass it on. 
This needs to make headline news ..... not some of the other junk that makes the news these days! Like the Rosie O'Donell war of words ... celeb weddings ... who's not wearing undies ... etc.

                                              An Iowa Boy

John Gebhardt works at the Cargill plant in Eddyville, Iowa.
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 what America is trying to do. 
This, my friends, is worth sharing. Go for it!! You'll never see things like this in the news. Please keep this going.  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


Cascia said...

That is beautiful. I agree with you I would love to hear more stories like this on the news. I hope and pray that the little girl in the photo continues to find healing and comfort.

pehpot said...

that was really heart warming.

Jane! said...

What a great story. I'm so glad I came over.

Thanks for visiting!

Loree said...

I had received this story. It is so touching. And I agree, things like this should be reported by the media much more.

The Retired One said...

How touching!
I am sure he feels the love too, so it is a win-win situation.
All humans need love and touch to survive!!

The Retirement Chronicles

Glynis said...

That is love of fellow man at its best!

Stuff could always be worse said...

I agree with you, I wish the media would cover stories like this. Glad you posted it.

Insightful Nana said...

Oh my gosh... what a story. So much suffering going on in the world. Bless them man for caring.