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Posted: 9/9/2005 7:26:48 PM EDT

TAJI, Iraq, Sept. 9, 2005 — Iraqi soldiers serving at Taji military base collected 1,000,000 Iraqi dinars for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Iraqi Col. Abbas Fadhil, Iraqi base commander, presented the money to U.S. Col. Paul D. Linkenhoker, Taji Coalition base commander, at a Sept. 5 staff meeting.

We are all brothers,” said Abbas. “When one suffers tragedy, we all suffer their pain.”

The amount of money is small in American dollars - roughly $680 - but it represents a huge act of compassion from Iraqi soldiers to their American counterparts, said U.S. Army Maj. Michael Goyne.


“I was overwhelmed by the amount of their generosity,” Goyne said. “I was proud and happy to know Col. Abbas, his officers, NCOs and fellow soldiers. That amount represents a month’s salary for most of those soldiers.”

Abbas read a letter he wrote after giving the envelope to Linkenhoker.

"I am Colonel Abbas Fadhil; Tadji Military Base Commander,” Abbas wrote. “On behalf of myself and all the People of Tadji Military Base; I would like to console the American People and Government for getting this horrible disaster. So we would like to donate 1.000.000 Iraqi Dinars to help the government and the People also I would like to console all the ASTs who helped us rebuilding our country and our Army. We appreciate the American's help and support. Thank you."



www.defendamerica.mil/articles/sep2005/a090905ms2.html

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:27:33 PM EDT
Awesome.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:28:37 PM EDT
I dont know what to say....



That is really cool...
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:29:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:32:13 PM EDT
thats outstanding!
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:38:46 PM EDT
Those guys don't have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of. Awfully nice of them. This speaks well for them and our G.I. "ambassadors" that train them.

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:41:00 PM EDT
Wow!

I'm speechless!

God bless 'em!

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:42:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 7:43:26 PM EDT by Winston_Wolf]
... Very kewl, get an address and send them boys a big Thank You!
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:43:53 PM EDT
Fuck the liberal media. This is a great story and should be broadcast to the country and the world. Good on them, some of them have next to nothing.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:46:29 PM EDT
Why would they donate what little they have to those who oppress them & occupy their land?

Hmmm? Eh?
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:48:07 PM EDT
that right there teared me up. thanks.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:48:14 PM EDT
Tagged so I can see which ungrateful bastard complains.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:51:21 PM EDT
It also means these guys are loyal to us. That's why by god we can't walk away and leave them until they are ready and capable of holding down the fort themselves.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:51:28 PM EDT
Wow.

Awesome.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:54:36 PM EDT
There are some good ones, a lot of them I suppose.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:56:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By captainpooby:
There are some good ones, a lot of them I suppose.[/quote

You'd never know it from what they want to report. I wish we could see more reporting like this.]
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 8:00:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:
It also means these guys are loyal to us. That's why by god we can't walk away and leave them until they are ready and capable of holding down the fort themselves.



fuck an a man...
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 8:37:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By piccolo:
Tagged so I can see which ungrateful bastard complains.



Someone will be along to piss on this.

God bless them… and keep them safe.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 3:29:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 3:32:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 3:34:11 PM EDT
Thats no small potatos for those men. Its a MONTHs salary. Imagine if you gave away a month of what you earned.

Thats a huge effort and a significant contribution. Its interesting the media hasnt said a damn thing about in the mainstream media.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 3:39:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2005 3:40:14 PM EDT by USMC_LB]
1,000,000.00 = $682.1748 USD
Iraq Dinars United States Dollars

It doesnt seem like much but it really does say
something about the men that have took it upon
themselves to fight for their country.

I think it would make all our jaws dropped if we knew
how much little these men make a month...

God bless them all


LB
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 3:46:18 PM EDT
Those guys are alright.

Max
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 3:48:28 PM EDT

This an excellent indicator of the job our troops are doing in Iraq.
It also reflects very highly on the Iraqi people, and this unit in particular.
In a country where that kind of money is HUGE, those folks made a very large contribution.
They dug deep, and bring honor on thier unit, thier Army, and thier country.

OUTDAMNSTANDING!


DaddyDett
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 3:51:05 PM EDT
I was surprised when I read this. Indeed what they did was extraordinary. Good on them.



At the risk of going overboard, I think the President should write a letter of thanks to this unit and send it to the unit's CO. It wouldn't hurt if he actually mentioned this at a press conference either.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 3:59:14 PM EDT
Its great and everything but soldiers are underpaid so much I wish there would have been a way to show the gesture without actually giving up the jack.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:00:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DaddyDett:
This an excellent indicator of the job our troops are doing in Iraq.
It also reflects very highly on the Iraqi people, and this unit in particular.
In a country where that kind of money is HUGE, those folks made a very large contribution.
They dug deep, and bring honor on thier unit, thier Army, and thier country.

OUTDAMNSTANDING!


DaddyDett­



+1 MILLION
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:06:29 PM EDT
This really does say a lot on what the US has accomplished in Iraq. And how the Iraqi's feel about it.

A month's salary is big bucks in anybody's book.

Anybody wanna bet this won't hit the national news wires?
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:11:32 PM EDT
I know Fox has it because I sent it to them. Stuff like this needs to be heard. Besides it is better than listening to kennedy or pisslosee
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:19:07 PM EDT
Wow! Thank you!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:20:53 PM EDT
Good people are good people whatever country they are from

Heartwarming News

Taffy
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:36:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:
It also means these guys are loyal to us. That's why by god we can't walk away and leave them until they are ready and capable of holding down the fort themselves.


+1
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:37:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jerry48430:
I know Fox has it because I sent it to them. Stuff like this needs to be heard. Besides it is better than listening to kennedy or pisslosee


I sent it to drudge.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:41:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:04:23 PM EDT


We appreciate the American's help and support. Thank you."


No sir. Thank YOU.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:19:42 PM EDT
$500 million from Kuwait.
$100 million from Qatar.
$100 million from the United Arab Emirates.

...and now these guys.


We do have some friends in that region.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:37:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:
$500 million from Kuwait.
$100 million from Qatar.
$100 million from the United Arab Emirates.

...and now these guys.


We do have some friends in that region.



You know what?

I have a strong suspicion that the Iraqi's $680 comes more from the heart than the millions from the others. But maybe I'm just too cynical.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:43:45 PM EDT
Wow!



Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:44:06 PM EDT
salute!
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 11:53:56 AM EDT
I wanted to bump this as we seem to have a rash of whiney liberals starting "get out of Iraq" threads today on this board. Maybe they should read this type of stuff instead of the liberal media bullshit that some members here seem to take as gospel.
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