Monday, June 13, 2011

This Picture Truly Is Worth A Thousand Words

This picture - and the heartwarming story that goes with it - may have popped up on a friend's Facebook wall, or you may have received it via "chain" e-mail.

It's certainly made the rounds - it's been going since 2006 - and it's 100% true.

Here's the story:

He is a Chief Master Sergeant in the USAF serving in Afghanistan, as high as you can go in enlisted ranks (E-9). Wouldn't it be fitting if this went completely around the world!

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 the combined service 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. Nothing will happen if you don't, but the world needs to see pictures like this and needs to realised that what we're doing over there is making a difference.

Even if it is just one little girl at a time.

If there was any explanation needed for why the men and women of our Armed Forces put their lives on the line across the globe, you've go it right here. This is the true spirit of the American soldier. May God keep them safe and bring them back unharmed to their loved ones.

Click here to read more about the picture on the official site of the U.S. Air Force.

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