Thursday, July 23, 2009

Our Deeds Determine Us, As Much As We Determine Our Deeds. ~George Eliot



HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (July 15, 2009) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brian Saudau, from Mitchell, South Dakota assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, treats a local Afghan boy for a laceration to his head at Patrol Base Jaker in the Nawa District of Helmand Province in Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. James B. Purschwitz/Released)

18 comments:

Mike Golch said...

great quote,and so true!

Sarge Charlie said...

things like this happen every day, not for recognization but because it needed to happen.

Bag Blog said...

What a beautiful photo! Where did you find it?

Tami said...

Bet we won't see this on our local media outlets. Thanks for sharing this.


God Bless,
aam

Mary Ellen said...

Wonderful photo. It's too bad there is so little focus on these moments of quiet service.

christian soldier said...

absolutely fabulous photo! thank you..
C-CS

coffeypot said...

Medics are a special band of Heroes’ to me. They see it all, from a scratch to things that do not need to be seen or dealt with. They are a special bread.

Mariana Soffer said...

Very smart title, very wise, and a very brave post, that makes people aware about what goes on

AirmanMom said...

mike...I thank you for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

sarge...I almost titled this post, "It's who they are, it's what they do" We are most definitely on the same page!

AirmanMom said...

bag blog...there are so many great resources for military photos; defense link, stars and stripes, military.net. I read throught these sites daily and when something jumps at me which I feel I must share...that is when you find it here!

AirmanMom said...

aam...sadly, I must agree with you.

AirmanMom said...

ME...these heroes should be front and center of all our media!!!

AirmanMom said...

c-cs...I thank you!

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...we are such a blessed nation to have so many courageous and dedicated servicemen.

AirmanMom said...

mariana...I thank you for your kind words.

I stinketh not!! said...

I know Brian, ( the Corpman in the photo) He is the sweetest most caring man I have ever met. The story behind the story. :) In Afghanistan the locals pack their wounds with mud and Brian was trying to clean the wound out.

AirmanMom said...

ISN...thank you for sharing that piece of info, I had no idea. It is my honor to feature our heroes, such as Brian!