Afghanistan: A U.S. Soldier Sends Home a Snow Angel

A U.S. Army soldier takes the time to make a snow angel while deployed in Afghanistan to send to his daughter.

Ignoring bad news won’t make it go away. So, this blog has kept up with developments on this week’s major news story out of Afghanistan – the soul wrenching and heartbreaking story of an Army sergeant who reportedly stalked and killed 16 Afghan citizens, most of them children.

That is a reality that will not change.

However, there is a need to provide balance – a broader view. And right now that broader view comes from another Army soldier currently serving in Afghanistan.

This soldier and father took time to do a snow angel for his 3-year-old back home in Florida and sent photos. The family agreed to share the photos with Off the Base.

Snow angels from Afghanistan courtesy of a father serving in the U.S. Army.

Because just like our “snow angel,” many of the U.S. soldiers who have served in Afghanistan over the last 10 years are family men and women who have sacrificed time away from their own families so that they may help Afghan children.

That is a reality that we should not forget as well.

May these shared moments between a father and daughter bring you a smile and help restore your sense of balance.


2 Responses

  1. They are soldiers in harms way…but they are still husbands, fathers, brothers, sons, wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters.
    Just like the rest of us!

  2. My little brother is deployed there, and he’d give you the shirt off his back. Best guy you’d ever meet. Can’t wait for this 13 month bad dream to end.

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