Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, 3rd BCT PAO, 82nd Abn. Div., MND-B
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.