21. December 2004 · Comments Off on A Guardian Angel · Categories: A Href, General

Baldilocks did a milblog roundup, and as I was surfing her links today, I ran across this post that moved me to tears (y’all may have figured out by now that I’m easily moved, but this one is really special.) You need to scroll down a couple to find it. It’s called “The Heart of an American.”

This particular post is about a little guardian angel for a convoy of Humvees. She had recently been given a Beanie Baby ™ by a Marine, and she was clutching it to her chest while she sat in the middle of the street, forcing the Hummers to drive around her. Go read the story, folks. It’s well worth your time.

And it’s a good time to remind you that we, too, can be angels to someone else. ‘Tis the season, after all. Box up those toys and school supplies, and ship them off to a number of grass-roots organizations that will pass them on to the Iraqi children.

The two I’m most familiar with are Chief Wiggles’ Operation Give (currently receiving free shipping from FEDEX), and Sgt Hook’s Operation ShoeFly. Operation Give goes to Iraq, while ShoeFly gives to Afghanistan. There are others out there, I know.

Feel free to add the ones you know about in the comments section, and I’ll consolidate them into one post either tomorrow or Thursday.

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