You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. - Charles Austin Beard

Friday, July 13, 2007

What Kind of man would do this?

Jack Tilley, a Sergeant Major of the Army, was with a group of
people who recently were visiting wounded
soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington,

He saw a Special Forces soldier who had lost his right hand
and suffered severe wounds of his face and side of his

Sgt. Tilley wanted to honor him and show him respect without
offending, but what can you say or do in such a
situation that will encourage and uplift?

How do you shake the right hand of a soldier who has none?

He decided to act as though the hand was not missing and
gripped the soldiers wrist while speaking words of
comfort and encouragement to him.

However, there was another man in the group who knew exactly
what to do.

This man reverently took the soldier's stump of a hand in both
of his
hands, bowed at the bedside, and prayed for

When he finished the prayer he stood up, bent over the
soldier, kissed him on the head, and told him that he
loved him.

Sgt. Tilley was awed by the powerful expression of love for
one of our wounded heroes he was witnessing! "What a
beautiful Christ-like example!" he thought, moved to

What kind of a man would do such a thing?

It was the wounded man's Commander-In-Chief, George W. Bush,
and President of The United States.

This eyewitness account was told by Sergeant Major Jack Tilley
at a Soldiers Breakfast at Red Stone Arsenal, AL, and
recorded by Chaplain James Henderson, who was
stationed there.

PLEASE!!! Pass this on.... the PRESS WON'T!!!!!

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