Archive for October, 2009

In formation

October 12th, 2009
Here is a photo from the back of a line of U.S. Army soldiers, standing at attention in fatigues. In the middle, a little girl is standing just behind the line, clutching one of the soldier's hands and crying into her other hand.

Paige Bennethum, 4 years old, wouldn’t let go of her father’s hand.

Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Brett Bennethum, shown here with his daughter, is standing in formation at Fort Dix, just before being sent into the U.S. government’s occupation of Iraq.

(Via Tom Henderson, ParentDish (2009-10-07): Little Girl Can’t Let go as Sergeant Daddy Leaves For Iraq.)