Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Elsey
Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Elsey
U.S. Navy

Abdul Rashid, a 5-year-old resident of the Nawa district of Afghanistan, receives a dressing for a wound on his face from Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Elsey, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, while a linguist translates at a medical aid station at Patrol Base Jaker Dec. 3. Rashid was injured by a motorcycle earlier that day. Navy hospital corpsmen like Elsey routinely see local residents and children here to treat their wounds.

Photo Courtesy United States Marine Corps

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Rev. Paul said...

Great story - many, many Navy HMs (Hospital Corpsmen) serve in - and fight alongside - Marine units, with honor and distinction. The Marines come to adopt them as 'honorary Marines'.

I don't get to your site often enough; that will change.

Sue Ryan said...

Wanted to mention something I am trying to promote, If you can help spread the word to help these people, I would appreciate. I have signed up for 3 troops myself but am only one person so am trying to make others aware of the need.

Sue Ryan, Cascade Locks, Oregon