Thursday, February 15, 2007

"Quest to Heal Iraqi Boy Became a Final Mission"

Another article in today's Washington Post on CPT Brian Freeman, his charitable work, and the attack that took his life.

In October I helped Brian get an injured Iraqi into the Combat Support Hospital here in the IZ. Knowing that "Ali" wouldn't be safe in a hospital back in Najaf, Brian was working on obtaining a Canadian visa for him when "Ali" succombed to the effects of his six gunshot wounds.

It is not surprising that on the day Brian was killed he was working to help another sick Iraqi child.

The world is truly a poorer place for Brian's passing.