Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Oasis in Iraq

My son David brought this photo back from Iraq.

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Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for sharing. We don't see too many of these kind of images in the paper or on tv.

Louis la Vache said... [Reply to comment]

This gives us a tiny peak at what our troops saw there on a daily basis. «Louis» gives a salute to your son and all who have served (and continue to serve) in our military. «Louis» is deeply disturbed that it is fashionable in so many places, particularly up and down our country's coastal cities, to 'dis' our military.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

@Louis la Vache

I believe that the public's perception of our service men and women is more positive now. After the 9-11 tragedy we have become more aware of the sacrifice our service men and women are making on our behalf.

Recently my wife and I were flying back home to Tulsa along with two service men in uniform. As soon as the flight was under way the Captain announced that there were seats available in First Class and invited the soldiers to move forward to First. I wondered if some of the other coach passengers might resent this but to the contrary as the young men passed forward the rest of the passengers broke out in applause.

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

That really puts a human touch on Iraq. I don't often think of it as being photogenic.

I love your flight story. Thank you for sharing!

April said... [Reply to comment]

The thing that amuses me is that if I hadn't read the caption, I would have wondered if this was somewhere in Oceanside, California.