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Boots
 
January 21st, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 

Topic: try this story on for size


At Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington DC recently the Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA), Jack Tilley, was with a group of people visiting the wounded soldiers. He saw a Special Forces soldier who had lost his right hand and suffered severe wounds of his face and side of his body. The SMA wanted to honor him and show him respect without offending, but what can you say or do in such a situation that will
encourage and uplift? How do you shake the right hand of a soldier who has none? He decided to act as though the hand was not missing and gripped the soldiers wrist while speaking words of comfort and encouragement to him.

But there was another man in that group of visitors who had even brought
his wife with him to visit the wounded who knew exactly what to do. This man reverently took the soldiers stump of a hand in both of his hands, bowed at the bedside and prayed for him. When he finished the prayer he stood up, bent over the soldier and kissed him on the head and told him that he loved him. What a powerful expression of love for one of our wounded heroes! And what a beautiful Christ-like example!

What kind of a man would do such a thing ?

It was the wounded man's Commander-in-Chief, George W Bush; President of the United States.

This story was told by the SMA at a Soldiers Breakfast held at Red Arsenal, AL, and recorded by Chaplain James Henderson, stationed there.
Pass it on... the press won't.
January 21st, 2004  
Chris
 
 
My former brother in law sent me that a few months ago. My respect for Dubya shot through the roof after reading that.
January 21st, 2004  
>*CrAzY*<
 
 
wow... very touching.... smart guy...
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Boots
January 22nd, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Hes not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I tell you this man can lead, not only a good President, but a good man.
January 22nd, 2004  
>*CrAzY*<
 
 
sorry didn't catch the persons name... stupid me... Jeez... i'm really proud of our president right now