What Kind Of Man Would Do Such A Thing?
At Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington DC recently the Sergeant
Major of the Army, Jack Tilley, was with a group of people visiting the
wounded soldiers. He saw a Special Forces soldier who had lost his right
hand and suffered severe wounds of his face and side of his body. The
Sergeant Major of the Army wanted to honor him and show him respect without
offending, but what can you say or do in such a situation that will encourage
How do you shake the right hand of a soldier who has none?
There was a man in that group of visitors who had his wife with him
to visit the wounded. He seemed to knew exactly what to do. This man
reverently took the soldiers stump of a hand in both of his hands, knelt at the
bedside and prayed for him. When he finished the prayer, he stood up, bent
over the soldier and kissed him on the head and told him that he loved him.
A powerful expression of love and Christ-like example, for one of
our wounded heroes.
What kind of a man would do such a thing?
The wounded man's Commander-in-Chief, George W. Bush; President of
This story was told by the Sergeant Major of the Army, at a Soldiers'
Breakfast held at Red Arsenal, AL, and recorded by Chaplain James Henderson, stationed there.
Pass it on... the press won't.