Mr. M

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005 6:38 pm by Neal

Today on the Sean Hannity show, guest hosted by Scott Hennen, the two oldest children of Mr. M talked about their recent arrival in the United States from Iraq.

Who is Mr. M? You can read his story here. The story of Mr. M, his family, and the soldiers they befriended and aided is amazing.

Fox News reported on this story on 8 April 2005.

Minnesota Public Radio ran a piece on 29 April 2005.

Here’s a teaser:

When the soldiers of North Dakota’s 141st Engineer Combat Battalion were stationed in Iraq last year, they met “Mr. M,” a local Iraqi man who immediately befriended the soldiers of B Company’s third platoon. Mr. M was both a hardened survivor of Sadaam’s terror, as well as a dreamer who never abandoned hope for his country. He had been imprisoned for five years after a cousin of his spoke out against the regime.
Shortly after meeting the North Dakota soldiers, Mr. M began providing them life-saving information, which helped them locate roadside bombs and weapons cachés, in addition to assisting an Iraqi army unit in identifying insurgent safe houses. Time and time again, Mr. M placed his own life in danger so that the soldiers, both Iraqi and American, could be safe.

More than just an ally on the battlefield, Mr. M often opened up his home to the members of the unit where they began a lasting friendship with his pregnant wife and their six children. Mr. M asked nothing in exchange for his efforts except the chance to come to America and start a new life for his large family away from the dangers of war.

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