This is a letter to the families of the troops now being deployed to Somalia, from one who understands their plight.
I am president of one of the relief organizations that our troops are going to help. I am also a marine, and my son is a marine stationed overseas. I know both the pain of separation and the pain of watching children starve to death. In Baidoa, every day presents a new challenge to delivering food to the starving. The troops will give stability to these tireless workers.
An entire generation of Somali children faces a future without hope. The United Nations predicted that many of these children would not live through Christmas. Thanks to our troops, this prediction stands a good chance of going unfulfilled. Robert A. Seiple, Monrovia, Calif., President, World Vision
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