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  • Heroic soldier saves man’s life with hoodie and ballpoint pen

    01/17/2019 12:30:00 PM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies ^ | January 15, 2019 | Alexandra Hein
    A 20-year-old Army hero is being credited with saving the life of a Texas man after he crafted a makeshift medical device out of a ballpoint pen to perform a lifesaving maneuver. Sgt. Trey Troney was headed home to Mississippi on Dec. 22 when he witnessed a car accident that left Jeff Udger bleeding from the head and slumped over the wheel of his truck. Troney enlisted the help of two other men to pry open Udger’s door and used his special edition “Salute to Service” New Orleans Saints hoodie to help stop the bleeding, according to the US Army, which...
  • Navy medic charged with murder after allegedly stabbing man 40 times in Washington, D.C.

    01/08/2019 1:04:15 PM PST · by be-baw · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 8, 2019 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    A Navy medic assigned to a U.S. Marine Corps base in Virginia was charged with murder after police found him standing over a man who had been stabbed to death. ... Police responding to a call from a Washington apartment building early Sunday morning found Potter, nude, standing over Vongell Lugo, who was dead and lying naked on a hallway floor outside of an apartment, according to court documents. Lugo had been stabbed approximately 40 times in the neck, chest and abdomen.
  • Military dad charged with raping, killing 9-month-old daughter

    11/16/2017 9:10:08 PM PST · by Perseverando · 39 replies ^ | November 16, 2017 | Unattributed
    Editor’s note: The Clarksville Police Department released details about the case that are graphic in nature and are included in the story below. CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — A Clarksville father has been arrested for allegedly raping and killing his 9-month-old daughter, according to WSMV. Officers responded to a home on Cindy Jo Court for a medical call around 7:20 a.m. Tuesday. The child was taken to Tennova where she was pronounced dead by 8 a.m. Her father, 22-year-old Christopher Conway, is charged with homicide and aggravated rape of a child. According to police, the infant was strangled with a cord around...
  • Coppell ISD has lost its mind (vanity)

    09/29/2014 7:40:35 PM PDT · by Night Hides Not · 20 replies
    Coppell ISD ^ | 9/29/2014 | Night Hides Not
    I learned today that my son was directed, by TWO teachers, to throw away a granola bar because it has nuts in it. Apparently, Coppell Middle School West is a "no nuts" campus...other than the faculty and administrators, apparently. I took the extra step to see if the Coppell ISD website had any mention of a "no nuts" policy district wide. Although I was unable to find any mention of such a policy, I found the following under their "Departments" tab for Child Nutrition: Healthy Snacks Available: Don’t have time to pack a classroom snack for your elementary student? We...
  • Iraq Chronicle - Book on Tour in Iraq 2004-2005

    11/19/2012 6:44:45 PM PST · by BeAllYouCanBe · 8 replies
    Author House | 2008 | Jeff Dahlin
    Freeper friends and Vets can you please distribute to others that would be interested reading a great book about a tour in Iraq? Plus help out a retired Vet who deserves credit for his service. This is written by a true hero and if you see some of the details you will agree. I served with the author in Soc Trang Republic of Vietnam he was a helicopter engine mechanic in 1967-1969. He returned to Iraq to serve a year tour 2004-2005 as he was approaching the age of 56 as a platoon sergeant of combat medics. This book deserves...
  • Woman among three New Zealand soldiers killed in Afghan blast

    08/27/2012 2:09:04 PM PDT · by archy · 6 replies
    Australia Network News ^ | Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:16am AEST | staff
    Woman among three New Zealand soldiers killed in Afghan blast New Zealand prime minister John Key vowed not to "cut and run" from Afghanistan after three New Zealand soldiers, including a woman, were killed in a huge roadside bomb blast. The New Zealand Defence Force says the soldiers were in the last vehicle of a convoy that was hit by an improvised explosive device in north-east Bamyan Province. Mr Key has named the three soldiers as Lance Corporal Jacinda Baker, Private Richard Harris, and Corporal Luke Tametea. Lance Corporal Baker, a medic, is New Zealand's first female casualty in Afghanistan....
  • Watch Your Step

    10/11/2011 6:54:02 AM PDT · by fso301 · 9 replies ^ | Oct 10, 2011 | Michael Yon
    10 October 2011 Afghanistan The choice is yours. If blood and guts are too much, the video at the end of this dispatch is not for you. Do not click the button if your stomach is too weak for war. Unless you are a paramedic or work in a trauma center, THE VIDEO IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK.
  • Argentina Confiscates U.S. Air Force Cargo

    02/15/2011 11:33:10 AM PST · by Islander7 · 42 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ ^ | Feb 14, 2011 | By TAOS TURNER
    Argentina's relations with the U.S. worsened sharply Monday as the South American country continued to hold military equipment it confiscated last week from a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane sent as part of a training course for local police. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Arturo Valenzuela, called on Argentina to return the property without delay. "It's absolutely necessary that they immediately return that material. It makes no sense for it to have been confiscated this way. This material was intended for a joint exercise in training people to rescue hostages," Mr. Valenzuela Monday said on...
  • You don't forget: Medic's Holocaust diary tells story of hell [American soldiers in the camp system]

    10/28/2010 3:42:51 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-28-10
    Washington (CNN) -- The tattered journal, its pages yellow with age, contains the painful memories of a U.S. medic, a man who recorded the deaths of soldiers who survived one of World War II's bloodiest battles yet met their end as slaves in Nazi Germany. "Some were dying," said its author, Tony Acevedo, now 86. "Some died, and I made a notation of that." Flipping through the pages, you encounter a horrific part of world history through the eyes of a 20-year-old inside a slave labor camp. Amid the horror, the journal captures extraordinary human moments of war. Acevedo sketched...
  • They're both 21 year old women - and that's all they have in common....

    07/16/2010 11:28:30 AM PDT · by sussex · 14 replies · 2+ views
    The Aged ^ | 16/07/10 | the Aged P
    Just when you think that all is dross you suddenly discover a glittering diamond……
  • Fainting Before the One Again?

    03/16/2010 2:22:52 PM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 26 replies · 1,772+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 03/16/10 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Amanda in Ironton, Ohio. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Hey, Rush. How are you today? RUSH: Very well. Thank you. CALLER: Well, I was watching C-SPAN yesterday, our anointed one was in Cleveland, and I'm from Ohio, and that was not a fainting spell that the guy was having there. What he was doing, this is exactly what happened, he said, "Get that guy a medic, he needs a medic. I think that guy needs a medic," and the C-SPAN cameras panned over and there's four to six cops dragging...
  • Medic Treats Himself After Being Shot by Sniper

    01/06/2010 5:59:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies · 829+ views
    America's North Shore Journal ^ | 12/26/2009 | Chuck Simmins
    Spc. Matthew Mortensen (center) of Olathe, Kan., a combat medic with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, shows high spirits, with Pfc. Juan Ortega (left) of Belen, N.M., and Pfc. Jorge Cruz of Waterbury, Conn., after he was shot in the shoulder by sniper fire while on a presence patrol in Baghdad, Dec. 10. Mortensen was sent back to the United States for rehabilitation and recuperation and anticipates returning to his platoon in Iraq in February. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ryan Nolan, 2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div.) “I was probably two feet from my door of my...
  • Air Force Medical Personnel Train Iraqi Counterparts

    12/31/2009 3:35:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 250+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Airman 1st Class Allison Boehm, USAF
    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq, Dec. 31, 2009 – Members of the U.S. Air Force Theater Hospital here are training Iraqi defense ministry medical personnel as part of the new American-Iraqi Air Medical Evacuation and Medical Provider Training Course. The training enables Iraqis to study burn care as well as to observe and practice proper medical evacuation techniques. Classes are scheduled every two weeks. Topics vary to achieve the goal of helping the Iraqi Ministry of Defense strengthen its military medical program. “The ultimate goal of this military-military medical capacity-building program is to help establish an Iraqi military air medical evacuation...
  • Shot by sniper, US Army medic treats himself

    12/24/2009 11:40:59 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 839+ views
    Multi-National Force-Iraq ^ | Sgt. Jennie Burrett, USA
    Spc. Matthew Mortensen (center), of Olathe, Kan., a combat medic with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, shows high spirits with Pfc. Juan Ortega (left), of Belen, N.M., and Pfc. Jorge Cruz, of Waterbury, Conn., after he was shot in the shoulder by sniper fire while on a presence patrol in Baghdad, Dec. 10. Mortensen was sent back to the United States for rehabilitation and recuperation and anticipates returning to his platoon in Iraq in February. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ryan Nolan, 2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. BAGHDAD — "I was probably two feet from my door of...
  • In Taliban stronghold, U.S. medics win friends for Marines

    12/07/2009 7:22:59 PM PST · by RDTF · 11 replies · 1,322+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Dec 3, 2009 | Jay Price
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HASSANABAD, Afghanistan -- In the middle of a foot patrol Saturday through what may be the most dangerous part of the most dangerous province in Afghanistan for U.S. troops, Staff Sgt. John Nickerson peered through the scope of his assault rifle at a group of Afghan men who were rolling a wheelbarrow toward him. Suddenly, he had to switch gears to the gentler form of counterinsurgency. "Hold," Nickerson said into his hand-held radio, lowering his gun. "We've got some men with a kid in a wheelbarrow trying to get our attention. Where's Doc at?" In the barrow...
  • Nidal Malik Hasan , MD Killeen, TX at AMA

    11/05/2009 3:27:33 PM PST · by Plutarch · 55 replies · 14,776+ views
    DoctorFinder for Patients The information contained in the AMA DoctorFinder report does NOT meet the primary source equivalency requirement as set forth in the credentialing standards of accreditation organizations such as the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) or the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).Nidal Malik Hasan , MD (Non-Member) Primary Specialty (Self Designated)(note): PSYCHIATRY Location: Killeen, TX 76541
  • Face of Defense: Medic Hopes Her Story Helps Others

    11/04/2009 3:43:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 280+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Jim Garamone
    NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 4, 2009 – Army Staff Sgt. Megan Krause’s words come out in a rush, as if she wants everyone to hear and learn from her story. Staff Sgt. Megan Krause, an Army Reserve medic who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, hopes to help other servicemembers by telling her story of seeking help when post-traumatic stress had her spiraling out of control. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Krause, an Army reservist with the 365th Engineer Battalion in Pennsylvania, does want people to hear her story, and she wants to connect with servicemembers so they...
  • Coalition Provides Medical Outreach in Afghanistan

    10/20/2009 4:37:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 233+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Senior Airman Marc I. Lane, USAF
    HERAT, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2009 – Men, women and children from villages near here came to a cooperative medical engagement near Camp Zafar to receive medical care Oct. 6 through 8. U.S. and Italian medical personnel apply lotion to an Afghan child’s face during a cooperative medical engagement near Camp Stone, Afghanistan, Oct. 7, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marc I. Lane  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Afghan soldiers and civilian medical personnel, with the assistance of Italian, Spanish and U.S. forces, treated more than 300 people every day of the event. The Afghan army sent...
  • Face of Defense: Medic Gives ‘Best Work’ in Afghanistan

    10/20/2009 4:31:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 189+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Stephen Decatur, USA
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2009 – An Army Reserve soldier from Austin, Texas, who has been an emergency medical technician since 1993 was one of the last soldiers from Embedded Training Team Venom to leave Afghanistan’s Zabul province when Task Force Fury assumed the mission. Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Taylor trains an Afghan National Police officer during a combat lifesaver course in Afghanistan’s Zabul province, Oct. 2, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Stephen Decatur  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Sgt. Jonathan Taylor’s mission was to train Afghan soldiers and police to perform first aid, and to provide whatever...
  • The quiet heroes: The awe-inspiring stories of the Army medics who have saved countless lives...

    10/11/2009 9:13:10 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies · 278+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10th October 2009 | John Nichol and Tony Rennell
    No one writes about them. Their deeds go unsung. Which is why, for this gripping series, two writers decided to track down the awe-inspiring stories of the Army medics who have saved countless lives in recent British wars.They are a special breed of soldier - the medics who go selflessly into the heart of battle and risk their own lives to save others.Here, in the first part of a gripping series, we reveal the astonishingly heroic actions of two such medics and the men they fought to save, despite a horrifying lack of equipment and communication, in the scorching heat...