These guys are from our neighborhood too.
“They thought they wouldn’t have a school this year, but now they do,” said Williams, prior to the grand opening Monday of the Al Ta’akhe school. The name, new this year, means “brotherhood.”
Williams’ troops helped coordinate work and funding for a local contractor, and provided many supplies for the school.
“They are the heroes,” said Muneer Moh’amed, director of the municipality in the area known as Farat.
Everything, was taken from the school, even bricks, he said.
Which makes me wonder...when Achmed looks around his house today, six months after the fact, and sees his TV set propped up on bricks looted from the elementary school...do you think he's proud of that?