Sunday, December 18, 2011

What a difference five years makes

"A member of the U.S. Cavalry in Kirkuk, Iraq Private First Class James Russell, a Blackhawk helicopter crew chief and the son of the Rev. Susan Russell, senior associate at All Saints, is ready to deliver some of the more than 400 Christmas cards that were sent to soldiers stationed there from parishioners of All Saints Church, Pasadena" [The Living Church: December 2006]

An American soldier walked last week through Contingency Operating Base Adder, where the last convoy of the military withdrawal left early Sunday under cover of darkness. [The New York Times: December 2011]

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