Capt. Keith Compton and baby Noor
He recently told his mom he'd been extra busy lately because there's been a lot of press interest in what he and the fine folk from the 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment’s Charlie Company are doing. Capt. Fournier, Lt. Morgan and other soldiers from Charlie Company have been trying hard to arrange medical care for the baby in the United States. Their efforts paid off when several organizations offered to support the endeavor financially and logistically. Prior to this, Keith and his team had decided that with lack of resources in Iraq, the baby wouldn't live for too long. They have declared her medically fit to fly to Atlanta where doctors will operate on the tumor. The soldiers have even lobbied to get passports and visas for the child's parents.
Regardless of what you think of the war, this is a great story of the American will. Keith left