• BAGHDAD - Lt. Col. Louis Zeisman, of Fayetteville, N.C., greets a handicapped Iraqi boy during a humanitarian event, June 20, at Joint Security Station Beladiyat, located in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad. Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, partnered with National Police officers assigned to the 8th NP Bde., 2nd NP Div. to hand out more than 30 wheelchairs donated by the "Wheelchairs for Iraqi Kids" organization. Each wheelchair is valued at $3,700 and is adjustable in order to adapt with growing children. Zeisman commands the 2nd Bn., 505 PIR, based out of Fort Bragg, N.C

    BAGHDAD - Lt. Col. Louis Zeisman, of...

    BAGHDAD - Lt. Col. Louis Zeisman, of Fayetteville, N.C., greets a handicapped Iraqi boy during a humanitarian event, June 20, at Joint Security Station Beladiyat, located in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad. Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd...

  • BAGHDAD - Brad Blauser (right), of Dallas, Texas, founder of Wheelchairs for Iraqi Kids, along with Iraq Brig. Gen. Ali Ibraheem Dabown, show parents of handicapped children how to adjust the wheelchairs they are about to receive during a humanitarian event, June 20, at Joint Security Station Beladiyat, located in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad. Blauser teamed up with Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad and National Police officers assigned to the 8th NP Bde., 2nd NP Div. to hand out more than 30 wheelchairs donated by his organization. Blauser founded the organization in 2005 at the request of military officials after Soldiers in Mosul observed children drag themselves on the ground due to birth defects.

    BAGHDAD - Brad Blauser (right), of Dallas...

    BAGHDAD - Brad Blauser (right), of Dallas, Texas, founder of Wheelchairs for Iraqi Kids, along with Iraq Brig. Gen. Ali Ibraheem Dabown, show parents of handicapped children how to adjust the wheelchairs they are about to receive during a humanitarian...

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