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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Army Strong



















While at Fort Leavenworth on Tuesday, I became acquainted with the story of this little soldier, Evan Pirtle. Evan is a patient at the Shriner's Hospital in Memphis and loves soldiers. When the guys at the Command and General Staff College were made aware of his situation, they began a relationship with him that is truly amazing. Yesterday, I spoke on the phone with Evan's mother and she just wants America to know how much the military has done for her little boy and what big hearts they have. Tomorrow morning, Evan and his mom, Rachel, will join me on Topeka Talks. Join us at 9 a.m., and in the meantime, visit Evan and sign his guestbook at caringbridge.org/visit/evanpertile. This photo shows Evan happily wearing the uniform sent to him by Col. Bob Burns. Bob and Ed Kennedy told me about Evan and Rachel could not say enough about the generosity of these two men.

2 comments:

Michelle Martin said...

What a great story, one that I wish all those who want to detract from our men and women in uniform could see. Can't wait to listen, hope the internet feed works. It was not working on Wednesday! Hope you are well, take care!!! Love ya!

Si's blog said...

Courage is courage - at any age.