Tuesday, December 20, 2005

U.S. Troops Bring Gifts to Kosovo Orphanage - Yahoo! News

PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro - U.S. soldiers laden with carefully wrapped gifts made an early Christmas visit to a Kosovo orphanage on Tuesday, piling presents in the corner of a room trimmed with balloons and ornaments.
Some of the 46 orphans stretched their hands out for hugs from the troops in military fatigues, and others shied away from the attention.

"It's a great feeling," said Chief Warrant Officer Eric Manchon, 39, who will spend Christmas away from his three children in Mechanicsburg, Pa. "I miss them, but being here with these children ... it's a wonderful feeling at this time of the year."

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