Comforting Embrace

December 21, 2006

I recieved this in an e-mail:


In case you can’t read the small print, it says:

Air Force Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt, of the 332nd Exeditionary Medical Group at Balad, Iraq, cradles a young girl as they both sleep in the hospital. The girl’s entire family was executed by insurgents; the killers shot her in the head as well. The girl received treatment at the U.S. military hospital in Balad, but cries and moans often. According to nurses at the facility, Gebhardt is the only one who can calm down the girl, so he has spent the last several nights holding her while they both sleep in a chair. 


  1. Aw, love conquers all!

  2. That’s very touching and quite sad at the same time. Bless her and the soldier.

  3. May God bless them both and give them peace.

  4. Thanks for sharing the photo. I wish more people could see it – the ones who are always complaining about how awful we are. =)

  5. Our son is Marine SSgt in Iraq. Thank you for this.

  6. *This* is the American soldier.

  7. This is what Jesus would do!!!

    God Bless them.

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