Monday, June 12, 2006

The Monsters Strike Again

Blackfive has up a great picture of one of our inhuman beasts in uniform.

If that wasn't bad enough... there's this story.

They followed their Christian principles and helped save a Muslim baby.

Now a humanitarian organization upholding the legacy of a famous Jewish girl is honoring the Georgia Army National Guard soldiers who shuttled Baby Noor out of the slums of Abu Ghraib for medical treatment in America.

"That's the way things ought to be," said 1st Lt. Jeff Morgan, a Douglas County engineering inspector who is one of eight soldiers who will receive the Spirit of Anne Frank Outstanding Citizen Award in New York on Monday. "It's a very special thing.

"Normally National Guardsmen would not get such an award," Morgan said. "It's an honor."

The Anne Frank Center decided to recognize the Georgia soldiers because their actions were in line with the legacy of the Jewish girl who perished at the Bergen-Belsen death camp under Nazi Germany, said the center's development director Mary Geary.

Soldiers of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment discovered Baby Noor last December during a raid of the baby's home in impoverished Abu Ghraib. When Army doctors determined the Iraqi infant was born with severe spina bifida and needed immediate surgery to survive, Morgan decided to do all he could to fly Noor to Atlanta.

Charlie Company soldiers brought the baby, her grandmother and father to Camp Liberty near the Baghdad airport and arranged for their transportation to Atlanta.

The beasts!