Soldiers' songs bring smiles to sick children

By Staff Sgt. Michael J Pryor (82d Airborne)August 21, 2009

Cole Branigan, a patient at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., gets serenaded by Sgt. Jeremy Otkin (near left), Sgt. Jay Goldsborough (obscured), and Spc. Lee Stephen, of the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus. The chorus visited children at two area children's hospitals while in town for the 82nd Airborne Division Association Convention held Aug. 19-22.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Cole Branigan, a patient at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., gets serenaded by Sgt. Jeremy Otkin (near left), Sgt. Jay Goldsborough (obscured), and Spc. Lee Stephen, of the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus. The chorus visited children at two area children's hospitals while in town for the 82nd Airborne Division Association Convention held Aug. 19-22. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor (82nd Airborne Division)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Cole Branigan, a patient at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., receives an "Airborne" teddy bear from Spc. Lee Stephen, of the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus Aug. 21. The chorus performed songs and visited children at two area children's hospitals while in town for the 82nd Airborne Division Association Convention held Aug. 19-22.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Cole Branigan, a patient at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., receives an "Airborne" teddy bear from Spc. Lee Stephen, of the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus Aug. 21. The chorus performed songs and visited children at two area children's hospitals while in town for the 82nd Airborne Division Association Convention held Aug. 19-22. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor (82nd Airborne Division)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Zach Lavy, of Convoy, Ohio, a patient at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Ind., receives an "Airborne" teddy bear from Sgt. James Johnson (left), Sgt. Julius Toney, and Spc. Alan Ball, of the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus on Aug. 21. The chorus performed songs and visited children at two area children's hospitals while in town for the 82nd Airborne Division Association Convention held Aug. 19-22.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Zach Lavy, of Convoy, Ohio, a patient at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Ind., receives an "Airborne" teddy bear from Sgt. James Johnson (left), Sgt. Julius Toney, and Spc. Alan Ball, of the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus on Aug. 21. The chorus performed songs and visited children at two area children's hospitals while in town for the 82nd Airborne Division Association Convention held Aug. 19-22. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor (82nd Airborne Division)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Eleven-month-old Dylan grooves to the music while listening to a performance by Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus at the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 21. The chorus performed songs and visited children at two area children's hospitals while in town for the 82nd Airborne Division Association Convention held Aug. 19-22.
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Eleven-month-old Dylan grooves to the music while listening to a performance by Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus at the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 21. The chorus performed songs and visited children at two area children's hospitals while in town for the 82nd Airborne Division Association Convention held Aug. 19-22. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor (82nd Airborne Division)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Eleven-month-old Dylan grooves to the music while listening to a performance by Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus at the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 21. The chorus performed songs and visited children at two area children's hospitals while in town for the 82nd Airborne Division Association Convention held Aug. 19-22.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Eleven-month-old Dylan grooves to the music while listening to a performance by Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus at the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 21. The chorus performed songs and visited children at two area children's hospitals while in town for the 82nd Airborne Division Association Convention held Aug. 19-22. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor (82nd Airborne Division)) VIEW ORIGINAL