Here's a moving picture of a young Army Ranger-Infantryman consoling a
critically injured child after one of the many recent suicide car bombings
here. Shortly after the picture was taken the child died; and the Soldier
sat down and openly wept. I have a thirty-eight year old photo at home of a
big Afro-American Combat Medic in Vietnam holding a tiny Vietnamese orphan
child and the caption on it says: "Nobody ever asked me what good I did;
all they wanted to know was how many people I killed?"...
Wednesday, May 11, 2005