Which is why there is this pile of extension cords, power strips, and plug adapters on my floor. There’s a new CSH setting up shop in pretty rugged conditions in Afghanistan, and as someone whose AIR-CONDITIONED apartment has too few electrical outlets, I’m more than pleased to help make things a little more comfortable for our medic contact and her 75 friends in their new “hut” away from home.
Needless to say, the folks that man our theater hospitals or serve as medics in the field have incredibly challenging jobs. I like to think of them as forward-deployed Angels because they are looking out for all our other soldiers, marines, sailors, and airmen, and any civilians that get hit as well.
If you’re interested in learning a little about who we support, check out super-Roger’s blog, Soldiers’ Angels – Medical Support. There are a lot of great pictures of our medics.
If you’re interested in hearing more direct from the medic-types themselves, here are three milbloggers to visit:
"We just can't help ourselves when the children come in, and I ran to my "stash" to bring her a few more toys.Also injured in an insurgent attack in February, Gofran has a large chunk of shrapnel embedded in her right thigh. She of course commands all of the attention in Charlie Medical this morning."Me Over There
Had my 9th flight last night. Took an Iraqi Army guy to Al-Assad. He had a gunshot to both lower legs, the surgeons did a great job restoring circulation to his feet, which the initial injury had interrupted. Flight was smooth, no problems."