A Golden Smile
CAMP SLAYER, IRAQ - Col. Charles "Chuck" Wogan, Deputy Commanding Officer for the 304th Civil Affairs Brigade, clowns around with little Huda and makes her smile as Dr. Suzan Karim, a Bilingual and Bi-cultural Advisor (BBA) to the brigade looks on. Little Huda, 5-years old, is one of the many handicapped children who is both an orphan and severely disabled. Wogan, who works as a Philadelphia based IRS criminal tax attorney on his civilian side, says these events have been the highlight of his tour. The 304th Civil Affairs Brigade does not have as its mandate to help orphanages, but its Reserve Soldiers from Philadelphia certainly do. Wogan's boss, Ms. Linda S. Bednarz, Chief Counsel for the IRS in Philadelphia, has been a key organizer stateside for collecting thousands of dollars worth of clothes, toys, and school supplies for these less fortunate children. This Army Reserve brigade which is composed predominantly of Warrior Citizen Soldiers from the Philadelphia area, is part of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C.

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