Marines from Personal Security Detachment, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment changed up their normal routine of patrolling the streets of Fallujah to visit a physically disabled child.
Marines with the battalion are currently serving under Regimental Combat Team 5 in Fallujah, Iraq.
The 5-year-old-girl needs braces to walk and a back brace to sit up straight. Iraqi doctors in Fallujah were unable to diagnose the child, so her illness has not been identified.
"Today it felt like we gave something to that little girl’s welfare," said Lance Cpl. Kenneth W. Davenport, a 21-year-old-rifleman from Bradyville, Tenn. "We had good intentions, and it felt really good. It was great to be around those kids and to be alert, but also to let down our guard. I really enjoyed that."
Story by Lance Cpl. Stephen McGinnis