I love this type of story because I know these actions build the needed bonds with the Iraqi people. When our Troops help a child, we win the hearts of their parents.
1st Cavalry News
Soldiers help save life of Iraqi infant
1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs
CAMP TAJI, Iraq – Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers came to the aid of an ailing Iraqi infant April 5 in the village of Sheik Hammed, Iraq.
While on a patrol through the village, Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment were approached by a villager carrying his sick 6-month-old son in his arms.
Medics on the patrol determined the child had a high fever and would die without further treatment. Within minutes, they had the child medically evacuated from the area.
The father and son were first brought to Camp Taji for the baby’s initial treatment and then flown to the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad for further treatment.
As of April 7, the child was listed in stable condition and is expected to be released soon.
Manchester, N.H. native Maj. Gary DuFresne, the 1st Brigade Combat Team’s brigade surgeon, treats a six-month old Iraqi infant suffering from a high fever April 5 on Camp Taji, Iraq. Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment medically evacuated the baby boy from his village of Sheik Hammed, Iraq after being approached by the infant’s father. (U.S. Army photo)