From time to time I find myself searching the web for stories to boost my spirits. Today I stumbled on several feel good pictures and wanted to share.
From the 1st Cav – “Hey Mister!”
Spc. Trey McKinney, of Amarillo, Texas, a squad automatic weapon gunner with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, touches fingertips with a little boy from outside his window during a cordon & knock operation in the Al Beida neighborhood of Baghdad’s Adhamiyah District April 28. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. Public Affairs)
(Notice the English alphabet on the wall!)
Staff Sgt. Brian Long, with Company A., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division delivers a teddy bear to an Iraqi child in Baghdad’s Mansour district April 15.
Lt. Col. John Luttrell, battalion commander of 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Brigade Combat Kentucky National Guard, 130th Field Artillery Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, meets with a class of Iraqi students in the Al Rasul Primary Elementary School in the Makasib village, west of Baghdad, April 17.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tierney Nowland)
Toys bring smiles in any culture
Master Sgt. Coco Gunther, 1st Combat Camera Squadron, gives an Iraqi baby a beanie baby during a combined cordon and search operation conducted by Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and Iraqi Army troops in Baghdad’s Mansour district April 4.
(Photo by Spc. Alexis Harrison 2-1 Cav. Public Affairs)
Hip, hip, hooray!
Capt. Chris Dawson, a native of Lima, Ohio and commander of Troop B, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, leads a playful chant with some Iraqi children in Baghdad’s Karkh neighborhood April 5.
1st Lt. Bradley Smith greets a young patient during a medical operation conducted by Soldiers from Task Force 1-14 in Baghdad’s Karkh District May 26. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Robert Yde, 2nd BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) I love this picture. It warms my heart seeing the Soldier reaching out to the child.