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24 October 2004


I don't know how long this picture and the accompanying story may have been circulating on the Web; my Grandma McGee forwarded it to me just an hour ago, and I'd never seen it before:

A veteran who lost part of his right leg in Afghanistan jogs with President Bush

Above is a picture of Mike McNaughton of Denham Springs, LA. He stepped on a land mine in Afghanistan Christmas 2002. President Bush came to visit the wounded in the hospital. He told Mike that when he could run a mile that they would go on a run together. True to his word, he called Mike every month or so to see how he was doing. Well, last week they went on the run, 1 mile with the president. Not something you'll see in the news, but seeing the president taking the time to say thank you to the wounded and to give hope to one of my best friends was one of the greatest/best things I have seen in my life. It almost sounds like a corny email chain letter, but God bless him.
Justin CPT Justin P. Dodge, MD Flight Surgeon, 1-2 AVN RGT Medical Corps, U.S. Army

Captain Dodge's reference to a "corny email chain letter" made me wonder if this WAS, in fact, a corny email chain letter -- could it be that the man jogging with the President was not an Afghanistan vet, but perhaps a family friend who'd lost his leg in a in a car accident? But confirms that it's the real deal. And, er, also notes that the men went jogging together in April 2004 and that the email was in circulation by May at the latest. But I doubt I'm the only one who'd missed this story until now.

posted by Throbert | 10/24/2004 05:19:00 PM |
Bush is a chomp that has no shame. He has no remorse about leaving poor kids like that in order to satisfy his evil and greedy plans.
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