Saving baby Mariam
...The last week of September, with Mariam's case still bogged down in bureaucracy, Captain [Dr. Sean] Donovan stopped by Father Bishop's office. The battalion was "ripping," as Marines call the process of packing up to leave Iraq. Donovan was despairing, feeling they had let Walsh and the others down by failing to get the baby out.
"Have you prayed about it?" the priest asked Donovan.
"What?" Donovan asked.
"Have you prayed?" Father Bishop said.
Donovan sheepishly admitted he had not. Bishop suggested Donovan go to the small chapel next door and say the Memorare, a prayer to Mary, the mother of Jesus, which in part reads, "Never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided."
Sean Donovan knelt down and said a Christian prayer for a Muslim girl whose Anglicized name is Mary.
The next day, Donovan opened an e-mail notifying him that Mariam had been cleared for medical evacuation to Boston.
Read the whole thing at "Saving baby Mariam" - The Boston Globe, December 4, 2006 and a follow-up story Honoring their fallen" - The Boston Globe, September 3, 2007. Reader's Digest also did a full story on The Baby and the Battalion last May that adds some additional details.