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» Marines, Children and Toys from MuD & PHuD
Read this. You'll be glad you did. [Read More]

» Love conquers all from Media Lies
It is the nature of life that your simple acts of kindness and goodness, that often seem so inconsequential to you and which you frequently forget later, make impacts well beyond your imagination on others. Many times you never know about the impact,... [Read More]

» Heart test from Patio Pundit
If you want to see if your heart is functioning properly, read this and check if it makes you shed a tear. If so, it is in proper working order. [Read More]

» A Gift in Iraq from Common Sense Runs Wild
This is from Blackfive, it's part of a letter from a Marine in Iraq: [Read More]

» A Gift in Iraq from Common Sense Runs Wild
This is from Blackfive, it's part of a letter from a Marine in Iraq: [Read More]

» A Gift in Iraq from Common Sense Runs Wild
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» Teddy Bear Saves Lives from southernbyblog.blog-city.com
�� Blackfive has an email posted on his site from Marine Gunny Sergeant in Iraq. It's a story of how a teddy bear given to a little girl potentially saved the lives of some Marines on a patrol. You can read it here [Read More]

» Warning, tear jerker, in a good way... from Cinomed's Tower
Posted by Blackfive comes a story from Marine Gunnery Sergeant in Iraq, about a patrol. Simply MUST READ. It's short, so read it all. [Read More]

» Warning, tear jerker, in a good way... from Cinomed's Tower
Posted by Blackfive comes a story from Marine Gunnery Sergeant in Iraq, about a patrol. Simply MUST READ. It's short, so read it all. [Read More]

» Why Giving to Iraq matters from Not Exactly Rocket Science
For two weeks we Fusileers have bombarded you with stories of how your donation to Spirit of America can change the lives of the Iraqi people. Now Blackfive brings us the true story of how some American toys may have saved the lives of a convoy of ou... [Read More]

» Toys, Mines, Iraq and America from Burnt Orange Report
If this doesn't make you proud to be an American and optimistic about our mission in Iraq, nothing will. It makes me proud to have a loved one overseas.... [Read More]

» Toys, Mines, Iraq and America from Burnt Orange Report
If this doesn't make you proud to be an American and optimistic about our mission in Iraq, nothing will. It makes me proud to have a loved one overseas. Update: And before you start decrying me for linking to a... [Read More]

» How can a teddy bear change the world? from TriggerFinger

If you've been wondering whether donating to charities like Spirit of America can possibly make a difference, consider [Read More]

» A candidate for Catholic Light's Total Badass Award for December from Catholic Light
My second post about self-sacrifice is about a little Iraqi girl who risked her life to save others (don't worry, there's a very happy ending.) On a didactic note: this story shows the folly of consequentialism, an error propounded by... [Read More]

» A candidate for Catholic Light's Total Badass Award for December from Catholic Light
My second post about self-sacrifice is about a little Iraqi girl who risked her life to save others (don't worry, there's a very happy ending.) On a didactic note: this story shows the folly of consequentialism, an error propounded by... [Read More]

» Michael Moore's heart would indeed melt, if he had one. from Blogs for Bush
The Heart of America As the vehicles went around her, I soon saw her sitting there and in her arms she was clutching a little bear that we had handed her a few patrols back. Feeling an immediate connection to... [Read More]

» Our work in Iraq from Synthstuff - music, photography and more...
Charles at Little Green Footballs has a fantastic quote from a Marine Gunnery Sergeant in Iraq. From Charles: Go read this post at BlackFive from a Marine Gunnery Sergeant in Iraq, and know that we have friends: The Heart of... [Read More]

» Winning the hearts and mines from Wizbang
I just finished reading this story over on Blackfive's page about the power of a single teddy bear in a time of war, and it moved me to tears (in a GOOD way, honest). Please, go and read it if... [Read More]

» Marine Convoy Saved Because of Toy Bear from TFS Magnum
America. An Iraqi girl saves a Marine Convoy from a mine. [Read More]

» http://justbarkingmad.com/index.php?p=85 from justbarkingmad.com
BLACKFIVE brings us this story about the consequences of doing the right thing. Iraq's own version of Little Cindy-Lou Who standing up to the Grinch's who try and steal the most precious gift:Freedom. Just wanted to write to you and tell you anoth... [Read More]

» Daily heartwarmer. from On The Third Hand
I'm going to try to make this a regular thing. Today's news is about a toy, some soldiers, and a young lady with a brave heart . [Read More]

» A gift which returned tenfold from respublica
Often when we give donations or gifts to organizations which then send them on to those who need them, we never hear much about how the items were received. [Read More]

» The free and the brave from Cheese and Crackers
To anyone who says "the Iraqi's hate us and don't want us there", I give you this by way of Blackfive from a Marine in Iraq: ... This makes me proud to be an American. Semper Fi Marines. [Read More]

» Saving Hearts, Minds...and Lives from Solomonia
An email from a Marine Gunnery Sergeant in Iraq at Blackfive (via LGF): BLACKFIVE: The Heart of America: Just wanted to write to you and tell you another story about an experience we had over here. As you know, I... [Read More]

» Teddy Bears Save Lives from Knarrnia
Teddy Bears save lives. So if you're ever at a loss for what to give your loved one this season, just remember that they save lives. On a more sobering note, here is a story of heroism in Iraq.... [Read More]

» CUDDLY POWER from BIRD
A wonderful story is circulating our conservative family of blogs this morning, thanks to BlackFive, emphasized and reprinted by LittleGreenFootballs and Wizbang. Here's a copy of the letter that brought the wonderful story closer to home from a Marin... [Read More]

» "The Heart of America" from Pennywit.Com

I wonder if "Talk Left" or some other such will have a different take on this, as reported by Blackfive (http://www.blackfive.net)

Via Seamus, this email is a t [Read More]

» The Teddy Bear and the Little Girl from 2Slick's Forum
Go check out Blackfive's post about a little girl and a teddy bear. She saved the day in Iraq- and so did you. [Read More]

» MUST READ from GeoPoliticalReview
Be sure to read.... Victor Davis Hanson offering advice to the American Left on how to become a viable force again in American politics. how a teddy bear saved the lives of United States Marines on patrol in Iraq. why... [Read More]

» The Heart of America from The Pink Flamingo Bar Grill
This is important and moving. Go now and read it. [Read More]

» The Heart of America from The Pink Flamingo Bar Grill
This is important and moving. Go now and read it. [Read More]

» Gift brings unintended consequences (in a good way) from Freedom of Thought
This just shows you how one good deed brings another.Just wanted to write to you and tell you another story about an experience we had over here. As you know, I asked for toys for the Iraqi children over here... [Read More]

» Operation Receive from small dead animals
A little Iraqi girl with a teddy bear stops a US Marine convoy in its tracks. Via 2Slick. More on Operation Give here .... [Read More]

» Go Ahead, Don't Cry, I Dare You! from Conservative Dialysis
Blackfive has posted about a situation in Iraq that every American should know about. Unfortunately, you'll never see this covered by those bastions of fairness (according to Babs) Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw, or Peter Jennings. Go read it, and I... [Read More]

» Marine Corps Moms and LCDR Rosa Rule from Chapomatic
The Marine Corps Moms have a note from 24MEU's Chaplain Rosa. I wrote back to Toni and now I have a new extended family. I have a newfound group of young heroes who do the "extra" ordinary thing such as writing letters of encouragement and support ... [Read More]

» Heart Of An American from Flopping Aces
Just a great letter showing what is in the true hearts of children and the what the kindness of Americans can accomplish. [Read More]

» Of Little Girls and Teddy Bears from Small Town Veteran
The lead vehicle reported a little girl sitting in the road and said she just would not budge. ... As the vehicles went around her, I soon saw her sitting there and in her arms she was clutching a little bear that we had handed her a few patrols bac... [Read More]

» And A Little Child Shall Lead Them... from Winds of Change.NET
Teddy bears save lives. Read this story from Iraq, and see. [Read More]

» And A Little Child Shall Lead Them... from Winds of Change.NET
Teddy bears save lives. Read this story from Iraq, and see. [Read More]

» And A Little Child Shall Lead Them... from Winds of Change.NET
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» Poetics from Grim's Hall
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» Wow. from Beef Always Wins
Blackfive posts this email from a Marine [Read More]

» A Little Bear from Discarded Lies
Someone in America showed a little kindness to an Iraqi child and in the process saved the lives of a few Marines. As the vehicles went around her, I soon saw her sitting there and in her arms she was... [Read More]

» A Little Bear from Discarded Lies
Someone in America showed a little kindness to an Iraqi child and in the process saved the lives of a few Marines. As the vehicles went around her, I soon saw her sitting there and in her arms she was... [Read More]

» A Little Bear from Discarded Lies
Someone in America showed a little kindness to an Iraqi child and in the process saved the lives of a few Marines. As the vehicles went around her, I soon saw her sitting there and in her arms she was... [Read More]

» Why Do They Hate Us? from Just Some Poor Schmuck
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» Hearts and Minds from Something... and Half of Something
After you read "The Heart of America from Blackfive, you should be in the perfect mood to go here and cough up some cash. You too can make a difference!... [Read More]

» Hearts and Minds from Something... and Half of Something
After you read "The Heart of America from Blackfive, you should be in the perfect mood to go here and cough up some cash. You too can make a difference! Semper Fi!... [Read More]

» Hearts and Minds from Something... and Half of Something
After you read "The Heart of America" from Blackfive, you should be in the perfect mood to go here and cough up some cash. You too can make a difference! Semper Fi!... [Read More]

» Hearts and Minds from Something... and Half of Something
After you read "The Heart of America" from Blackfive, you should be in the perfect mood to go here and cough up some cash. You too can make a difference! Semper Fi!... [Read More]

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