Ma Deuce Gunner

Ma Deuce Gunner


Sunday, March 27, 2005

Thump-thump, thump-thump

PFC. Christy, one of my medics, from Burley, Idaho, finds the heartbeat of a boy, age about nine. After finding the child's heartbeat, he let the boy hear his own heartbeat. The kids were amazed to hear the thump-thump of their own hearts. He did this for each and every kid who was interested.

Minor effort sometimes results in major reward. I believe that these small things we do will change the face of Iraq. These children will hopefully grow up with a love of freedom, and hopefully, a love for, if not just a respect for America.

Whenever feasible, and the mission allows, or our activities do not take from the mission or degrade situational awareness, we do our best to interact with the community. I have seen mothers rush their children inside when we roll through their neighborhoods, scared that something as innocuous as a wave will bring a severe beating or worse from a soldier. They were conditioned to this by the way Saddam's soldiers treated them. Now, after occurrences like this, we hopefully have shown that we are here to help, not to harm.


At 1:48 AM, Anonymous pete said...

This is the type of stuff we need to be hearing about. The left wants us to lose the war so congrats to you guys for bringing the truth out and simultaniously slapping Mike Moore in the chops!

God Bless you and the Iraqi people on this Easter Holiday.

At 1:53 AM, Anonymous psupete said...

here is a guy who hates foxnews and looks like a total dork...
Go figure.
Copy and paste into your browser...

At 6:50 AM, Blogger Papa Ray said...

Hey, good work and great pic. Just remember to take some giveaways for the kids. Something other than MRE's and candy.

The kids are the future.

Continue the Mission.

Papa Ray
West Texas

At 10:10 AM, Blogger thepatriot15 said...

I'll post for you!!!

How do I say this... THANK YOU for your service... America loves you guys and you are always in our prayers!!! Hooah!

A PROUD American

At 12:09 PM, Blogger Huntress said...

Thump thump - thats the sound of my heart beating with joy and excitement at all the small things you and your fellow Joes do to help win the hearts and minds of Iraqi kids....they are the future...and every act of loving kindess leaves a last lasting impression.

"All you need is love, love is all you need"

Stay safe!

At 2:20 PM, Blogger Sgt. B. said...

"Winning hearts and minds... Period..."
Great job, gunner!
BTW, you may be Army, I'm veteran Marine, but we have the same "Momma"...
So, brother gunner, I invite you to check out "The Gun Line", in honor of all of us who have mastered the "Ultimate Expression of Heavy Metal Rock and Roll"!

At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Peter said...

Good job! Those little things make a big difference.
Speaking of little things, I got a little green on the way for "Omar". Ain't much. Just a birthday cigar that would have stanked up the house anyhow.
I'm going to try to get a couple of the tall dogs in the Milblogging community to link that post.

At 11:47 PM, Anonymous your cousin kelsey said...

i got the addy for your blog from my dad- hope you don't mind me checking up on my older cousin mike :)

anyway - this entry really lifted my spirits for the evening. keep up the great work and tell your friends that even way out here in seattle there are people thinking of you all.


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