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    So I was watching 60 Minutes last night and watched a re-run report of the work Medics and Corpsmen are doing in IRaq at the CSH, Landstuhl, BAMC, and other facilities for our wounded men and women.

    Phenomenal work these guys do and I thought soem of you might be interested. It is a 13 minute piece, but it is nice to know the level of care and commitment these folks are providing. About half of this care to Iraqi's wounded by these scumbag peace-loving homicide bombers.

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    DaSHarkie,

    I watched that as well. That was a fascinating segment. It was incredible display of American ingenuity and medical advancements at work by our military.
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    DaSHarkie,

    I watched that as well. That was a fascinating segment. It was incredible display of American ingenuity and medical advancements at work by our military.
    One of the best offshoots of war (any war) is the medical advancement that comes out of it.

    Burn care for the military is all coordinated through Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and all of this has flooded into the civilian medicine. The military was the first to use medical evacuation during Korea and Viet Nam - what we now use. Amazing stuff.

    Those flight medics have b@lls bigger than church bells. Amazing what they do in the back of a Blackhawk - although they looked better doing it in a Huey!

    Better than a 98% survival rate after being hit. And that Marine LCPL who showed more drive, commitment, courage, and dedication with a lot more optimism than anyone I have ever known...........Damn! I know a lot of people that could use that sort of spirit nowadays.
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    Stories such as these are truly humbling.

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    Need to watch the segment. There were a couple of pieces on the Baghdad Combat Support Hospital - HBO had one on the 86th CSH from the 101th Abn Div G_d bless them (my old unit) and CNN had a half hour on the 10th CSH from Fort Drum.

    I started my career as a Medevac pilot in the Huey. Missed Vietnam (Whew!) Got grounded after a crash and hit the books and made a career change to Army Nurse Corps. Made Desert Shield/Storm as a Surgical Nurse after what I thought was my Commission resignation in 1984. Plumb forgot about the Individual Ready Reserve commitment!

    Anyway, we have a couple of Army medic's floating around my department and they really are a special breed. Medical care certainly has changed in the 30 plus years since I first pinned on the Caduceus.

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    My ship had a HN come aboard for our independent duty corpsman and he had a Purple Heart that he didn't talk about.
    This was in the mid 80s when combat actions were few and far between.
    He did tell us that any corpsman serving with the Marines that didn't earn one wasn't doing his job of ignoring anything that puny Man could devise to keep him from treating the wounded.
    Anyone who goes into combat unarmed is a lot braver than I claim to be.

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    I just watched the video. Very well done. Not at all anti-war preachy like it could have been.
    I can really relate to the CRNA LTC. Heck, I can STILL remember patient names 16 years later. "Give me the strength, SGT so-and-so, Give me the strength."


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