Ft. Carson Soldiers Discover Iraqi Baby At Check Point

By: Leslie Fichera Email
By: Leslie Fichera Email

Soldiers of the 3rd BCT, 4th ID based out of Fort Carson discovered an Iraqi baby boy abandoned at a entry checkpoint in Baghdad.

Army officials say the soldiers watched as a car pulled up to an entry control point at Forward Operating Base Callahan in northern Baghdad.

The woman reportedly stepped out of the car holding a bag. Once the woman dropped the bag near the gate, a search and investigation was conducted.

The search revealed a newborn baby wrapped tightly in several cloths. The Fort Carson soldiers retrieved the child and carefully brought him to the aid station to be examined.


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  • by Terrie Location: Falcon on May 4, 2008 at 11:24 PM
    Why is it that a short blog of an abandoned baby in a war zone equates to a child fathered by an American Soldier? Maybe she had no means to care for it. It's about time we give our troops a bit more credit that assuming they are not doing their jobs and protecting us. I believe it was a compliment to believe our soldiers would get help for the child and the women put her trust in them.
  • by Benjamin Location: West Colorado Springs on Apr 23, 2008 at 09:59 PM
    The child found at the checkpoint was most likely fathered by an American Soldier and would likely be outcast if left in the care of the Iraqis. The soldiers there should use protection so as to prevent the unwanted birth of children. They should be responsible. A DNA test should hold proof.
  • by Gina Location: Springs on Apr 9, 2008 at 02:04 PM
    WOW! It's about time the media start reporting the GOOD our soldiers are doing in Iraq.
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