Sunday, February 05, 2006

More Stories of U.S. Troops Terrorizing Iraqi and Afghan Children

U.S. Army Spc. Sam Rogers, with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 48th Brigade Combat Team, receives a hug from a young Iraqi girl who is overjoyed with her new shoes. Rogers helped deliver donated shoes to the Abu Tubar School near An Nasiriyah in southern Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Britt Smith

It's been a while since I posted anything military-related. Here are more positives to counterbalance the negatives coming out of Iraq :

Troops and Nike Deliver New Shoes to Children

School children cannot attend school unless they are dressed properly and that means shoes on their feet.

Shoes represent the difference between a child in a classroom, learning and a child outside watching as other children study their daily lessons. In a country where a little bit of money goes a long way, some parents simply do not have a spare dinar to put shoes on their children’s feet, opting instead to feed them. An education comes in second or third on the priority list of parents who must have their children work the fields and tend the herds of sheep that is often their sole source of income.


U.S. Troops Deliver Donated English Soccer Jerseys

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U.S. Army Col. Vic Grace, assigned to the Office of Security Cooperation-Afghanistan's Defense Reform Directorate, hands out pens to children at the Bagrami Village refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2005. Personnel from Camp Eggers in Kabul visited the camp to provide toys, snacks, clothing and other supplies to needy Afghans there. Office of Security Cooperation-Afghanistan photo by U.S. Air Force Capt. David B. Huxsoll

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeffrey Greenwood passes out candy to children at the Bagrami Village refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2005. Greenwood, a counternarcotics future operations planner with Combined Forces Command — Afghanistan, visited the camp with other personnel from Camp Eggers in Kabul to provide toys, snacks, clothing and other supplies to needy Afghans there. Office of Security Cooperation-Afghanistan photo by U.S. Air Force Capt. David B. Huxsoll


U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeffrey Greenwood takes a donkey cart ride with some children at the Bagrami Village refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2005. Greenwood, a counternarcotics future operations planner with Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan, visited the camp with other personnel from Camp Eggers in Kabul to provide toys, snacks, clothing and other supplies to needy Afghans there. Office of Security Cooperation-Afghanistan photo by U.S. Air Force Capt. David B. Huxsoll


Jim Norman, a Defense Department contractor, and U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Jim Thomson provide first aid to an Afghan girl at the Bagrami Village refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2005. Personnel from Camp Eggers in Kabul visited the camp to provide toys, snacks, clothing and other supplies to needy Afghans there. Norman serves with the Office of Security Cooperation-Afghanistan as the personnel program's mentor to the Afghan Ministry of Defense and General Staff. Thomson serves as Office of Security Cooperation-Afghanistan first sergeant. Office of Security Cooperation-Afghanistan photo by U.S. Air Force Capt. David B. Huxsoll

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4 Comments:

Blogger Mike's America said...

Thanks for that story.

The U.S. military, in ways large and small, has done more to help the children of Iraq than any UN organization or gaggle of screeching peaceniks.

Not only did they free them from the horror of Hussein with what would have been a continution of an annual death toll of 40,000 at the hands of the Saddam, but they help in small ways that pay big benefits to children who have so very little.

Sunday, February 05, 2006 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Showing photos of children been given pens and candy by the miltary with no parent or adult present is not a good idea.

It is belittling to show the children being excited by getting a free pen- just give them pens and dont' use a bit of generiousty as a PR exercise.

It your children were given a pen - would you like a picture of them posted - it just highlights how little them have. Is it necessary.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006 1:41:00 PM  
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Wednesday, November 07, 2007 11:40:00 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

Very SAD, see our kids around 3-4 years of age now-a-days doing online purchasing, he just ordered shoes online. But those kids doesn't have even 1 time good meal. After seeing these photos I have cut down unnecessary expenses.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 11:43:00 PM  

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