Monday, November 30, 2009

War’s Other Enduring Videos

A BETTER SHOCK AND AWE Master Sgt. Joseph Myers surprises his daughter, Hannah, 10, in her classroom at Universal City, Tex. John Davenport/San Antonio Express News

From The New York Times:

EARLIER this month at the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Military Appreciation game, Brandon Becar, 11, and relatives proudly stood on the football field in front of 45,000 people. The stadium’s giant video screen flashed a prerecorded greeting from his father, stationed in Iraq. Brandon grinned and flexed his muscle.

Suddenly the crowd roared. Brandon turned, bewildered. Dashing across the field toward him came a figure in fatigues: Maj. Kevin Becar, surprising his son with an early two-week leave. “We both totally zoned out where we were,” Major Becar recalled. “He was just bawling, and we melted into each others’ arms.”

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My Comment: These videos give a human face to those whose love ones are deployed overseas.

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