Tuesday, April 7, 2020

War and Compassion

As is true for so many of us, the coronavirus crisis has had huge effects on how I live my life day-to-day.

I've been furloughed by my employer for the time being, and so I've been spending even more time than usual looking through my reading collection and all over the net for good things to read.

This piece is about a German WW II veteran's experience when an American medic risked his life -- going behind the enemies' lines -- to treat their wounded.

Reading stories like this one often touch me deeply and remind me that -- although people often do terrible things to each other -- we are also capable of acts of great love and compassion.

The surprising story in this piece is well-worth the next few minutes of your day.

"Bulldog Ben" Basile

© 2020 Ben Lawrence Basile

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