Army’s newest troop

| December 21, 2012


10-year-old Khalil Quarles has always loved the Army even before cancer interrupted his young life. So some folks at Fort Meade, MD, worked fairly hard to help him become a soldier, according to WBAL;

Khalil, 10, thought the highlight of his day Wednesday would be chatting on Skype for the first time with a soldier stationed in Kuwait, but it got even better.

“I’ve got my Army guys outside waiting for you,” the soldier told Khalil over the Internet.

Khalil went outside to find a crowd and soldiers waiting to fulfill his dream — to enlist in the U.S. Army.

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Category: Support the troops

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  1. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    Now there’s a young soldier who knows what’s what. He wants to be a soldier to protect others. All of his problems in his 10 years and he’s thinking of others? Outstanding!

  2. Detn8r says:

    Freaking Outstanding story!!

  3. Old Tanker says:


    God bless you Khalil!

  4. Whitey_wingnut says:

    Hooah! That is one of the best feel good stories of the year.

  5. Ex-PH2 says:

    I KNEW Santa Claus was real. Great story. What a find young man.

  6. CAVtastic says:

    Now we just have to get him into the BDE commanders welcome brief, SHARP training, suicide prevention, POSH, put him on the additional duty roster, CQ… Poor kid.

  7. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    Just wanted to put this back on top of the comments. I think that this young soldier should be immediately assigned to the Pentagon to remind the brass just why soldiers serve.

  8. Whitey_wingnut says:

    I second that motion 2-17 Air Cav

  9. Detn8r says:

    2-17 Air Cav – That is the best idea I have heard in a very LONG time. Might put some perspective in their lame back sides!

  10. MAJMike says:

    (sniff) All of a sudden there’s a lot of dust in the air here. (sniff) (eyes water)

  11. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    I love this country …. these stories make me proud!

  12. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    @11 Me too, these stories seem to come at the right moments as well…dealing with liars and selfish tools every day gets tiresome…it’s remembering there are a lot of young people like this…what a great kid, and good on everyone involved for showing their sterling characters as well. Hooahh indeed!!

  13. Ryan says:

    Screw allergies, stories like this make me tear up like a little bitch. 😉

    Kid’s got it together more at ten than most adults ever will. Good on him.

  14. Green Thumb says:

    Too cool.

    Way to go.

  15. Ex-PH2 says:

    AirCav — Great idea. I would vote for that.

  16. FatCircles0311 says:

    Who cut the onions?

  17. squidgrunt says:

    I just want to give a great big thank you to his parents. Great kids like don’t happen by accident. They deserve credit for raising a fine young man with morals and true character.
    I say we send his mom to the pentagon.

  18. LZ says:

    -50 badass points to anyone who cried. -100 to me for getting it under control and losing it again. I must be on my period.