We have been obliged to have a security detail on our last several trips.
This group of guards was from Ingall, the area where we work, so not only did they do their jobs as bodyguards, but they were interested in the work we were doing to help their nomadic families.
They made themselves useful in so many areas:
Helping us navigate a crowded festival in Ingall…
Note the name tag on this soldiers shirt. We thought his name was Marck and Linda kept calling for help from Marck. It turns out that it is the brand name of their military garb and they were ALL named Marck!!!
Helping explain medicines, or showing the kids how to blow up balloons…
But they did their job to maee us feel safe and more…it was nice to have them around.