Staff Sgt. Ramon Padilla of the 173rd Airborne, shown here with his daughter, Emily, 3,  lost part of his left arm when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his unit's firebase Iraq.
Staff Sgt. Ramon Padilla of the 173rd Airborne, shown here with his daughter, Emily, 3, lost part of his left arm when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his unit's firebase Iraq. Andrew Councill / MCT
Staff Sgt. Ramon Padilla of the 173rd Airborne, shown here with his daughter, Emily, 3, lost part of his left arm when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his unit's firebase Iraq. Andrew Councill / MCT

The military counselor is in, and his name is Elmo

July 24, 2008 1:23 PM