in memory

President Obama with Libby Little, whose husband Tom received a posthumous Medal of Freedom at the White House today.

Dr. Tom Little (Posthumous): Dr. Tom Little was an optometrist who was brutally murdered on August 6, 2010, by the Taliban in the Kuran Wa Munjan district of Badakhshan, Afghanistan, along with nine other members of a team returning from a humanitarian mission to provide vision care in the remote Parun valley of Nuristan.  Dr. Little and his wife, Libby, lived and worked  in Afghanistan for three decades beginning in 1976, raising three daughters and providing vision, dental and mother/child care to the people of that country through the NOOR program (Noor means “light” in Persian) that Dr. Little ran for the International Assistance Mission.

6 Responses to “in memory”

  1. 1 Me4obama
    February 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    That moment made me cry. He really comforted her. What a man, so gentle and caring. Oh my!

  2. 2 cjtown
    February 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I was done after that! It was heartbreaking,
    and heart warming all in one.

  3. February 15, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I was so deeply moved by this. President Obama is such a soft, caring, loving, amazing man.

  4. 4 Eleroy
    February 15, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    This was a very, very touching moment. This President is the best!!! I ADORE him!!!

  5. 5 Hachikō
    February 16, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Just saw this. That must have been so hard for her. The President was so supporting and comforting. God bless her and her husband, who paid the ultimate sacrifice for his fellow man. “No greater gift…”

  6. 6 Audrey
    February 16, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    She was so emotional, so many memories and thoughts rushing through her mind. God rest the soul of Tom little and all those killed.

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