John Gebhardt's wife, Mindy, said that this little girl's entire family was executed. The insurgents intended to execute the little girl also, and shot her in the head...but they failed to kill her. She was cared for in John's hospital and is healing up, but continues to cry and moan.. The nurses said John is the only one who seems to calm her down, so John has spent the last four nights holding her while they both slept in that chair. The girl is coming along with her healing.
He is a real Star of the war, and represents what America is trying to do.
This, my friends, is worth sharing. Go for it!! You'll never see things like this in the news. Please keep this going. Nothing will happen if you don't, but the American public needs to see pictures like this and needs to realize that what we're doing over there is making a difference.. Even if it is just one little girl at a time.
James Gates U. S. Navy
Guess what? This is true Snopes even agrees!
This picture was taken in October 2008. This isn't the first time Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt held this baby or any other baby during his time in Iraq. He doesn't even remember when this picture was taken, but does remember that he thought she might like some human contact and that she was fussy. He doesn't even understand why he is getting famous for this picture. He thought he felt lucky because he had a family at home waiting for him, while this poor girl didn't......
And he doesn't understand why he is getting attention............ Gotta love a true man that isn't afraid to be a ol' softy for a little baby that lost her family and got shot in the head. That dear Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt we think you are a true hero!!!!!!!!!!!!