Friday, December 26, 2008

Santa Rides a Chinook to Eastern Afghanistan


A US Army Apache helicopter flies past snow covered mountains during a re-supply mission in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Bob Strong (AFGHANISTAN)


A U.S. Army Chinook helicopter prepares to drop supplies during a resupply mission in eastern Afghanistan December 25, 2008. REUTERS/Bob Strong (AFGHANISTAN)


U.S. Army soldiers with 6-4 Cavalry keep watch from a lookout tower at Observation Post Hatchet near the Pakistan border in eastern Afghanistan December 25, 2008. REUTERS/Bob Strong (AFGHANISTAN)


U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Lemuel Leach with the 6-4 Cavalry stands next to boxes of Christmas mail at the Observation Post Hatchet near the Pakistan border in eastern Afghanistan December 25, 2008. REUTERS/Bob Strong (AFGHANISTAN)


US Army personnel hold candles during a Christmas Eve church service on Forward Operating Base Bostick in eastern Afghanistan December 24, 2008. REUTERS/Bob Strong (AFGHANISTAN)



Soldiers with the US Army's 6-4 Cavalry stand around a bonfire and sing Christmas carols at Forward Operating Base Bostick, near the Pakistan border, December 25, 2008. REUTERS/Bob Strong (AFGHANISTAN)

5 comments:

Carrie said...

This is beautiful! Making the best of being deployed for the holidays. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!!

fallenfalcon said...

The candle lit photo made me feel as though I were with them.Just like Linus's monologue in a Charlie Brown Christmas "and that's what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown". God Bless our Troops. May their hearts be filled with the assurance our prayers and support remains with them.
Cheryl
Mother of SSG Patrick Lee Lybert
KIA 21 June 2006, Afghanistan

mom said...

one of the drs. pictured here, is my little girl mandy, a true lover of charlie brown and his christmas'!

Anonymous said...

That little girl, Mandy, is our granddaughter. It's hard to imagine her there, but our prayers are always with her and all the troops. Next year they will have Christmas services with their families here at home.

Grandma Weezie said...

We're praying here in Sioux City, Iowa for all the soldiers bravely serving there and for a special doctor Mandy. May you all be safe and make a big impact for good. Grandma Weezie