November 28, 2010
— Open Blogger When an American soldier is badly wounded or injured in Afghanistan or Iraq, our nation will move heaven and earth to ensure they receive the best treatment possible. An entire infrastructure has been built to give that wounded soldier every advantage in the fight for his life.
The Washington Post has a moving in-depth article showing what the journey from battlefield to definitive hospital is like, and shows the men and women who dedicate themselves to providing care and comfort to our Wounded Warriors.
Read Michael Yon's dispatches. Just as good.
Posted by: Sent-From-My-Commodore 64 at November 28, 2010 02:16 PM (4sQwu)
and yet there was Walter Reed...
Posted by: Leftover Soothsayers at November 28, 2010 02:17 PM (IgP15)
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Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2010 02:21 PM (zxpIo)
Posted by: XBradTC at November 28, 2010 02:23 PM (FDK4b)
Posted by: Ed Anger at November 28, 2010 02:27 PM (7+pP9)
Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2010 02:31 PM (zxpIo)
Posted by: Brian at November 28, 2010 02:34 PM (3lz+b)
Posted by: Journolist at November 28, 2010 02:35 PM (LwLqV)
Posted by: XBradTC at November 28, 2010 02:36 PM (FDK4b)
Posted by: Hrothgar at November 28, 2010 02:50 PM (8nf3A)
They're earning more than that! Unfortunately, our gratitude and the gratitude of the soldiers they save (plus, of course, their own ideals of service) will have to do until President Peaches (comment #7) straightens things out and our military "angels" are properly rewarded.
Posted by: MrScribbler© at November 28, 2010 02:53 PM (Ulu3i)
Posted by: ErikW at November 28, 2010 02:54 PM (ZotOi)
Posted by: Racefan at November 28, 2010 03:18 PM (TfPMt)
Don't get me started. I had my head blown about half off in Iraq and spent the best part of a year full time at Walter Reed, and off and on for a couple more years.. In 2004-2006. The guys who did that "expose" interviewed me. For about 5 minutes. When they heard me praise the quality of care I received and the people who were taking care of me, they were no longer interested.
Posted by: Mike at November 28, 2010 03:25 PM (iI+bW)
Posted by: Racefan at November 28, 2010 03:41 PM (TfPMt)
Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2010 07:21 PM (zxpIo)
The Pentagon has been making that recommendation every year now for quite a few years. Congress has always said no. The Pentagon cannot raise any fees without Congress' approval.
Posted by: Bill R. at November 28, 2010 04:34 PM (EhlQq)
I'm proud to say I have several of those heaven-and-earth movers in my family. My cousin is an Army surgeon, in Iraq right now. My brother-in-law is a trauma nurse. He ran an airplane hospital (don't know the real term) which brought the wounded to Germany to be stabilized before going home. In all, he did four tours--was forced out of retirement for his last tour. And my uncle was a M*A*S*H surgeon in Korea, then commander of the field hospitals in Vietnam.
The problem is, once our wounded are discharged, they often have to fight once more for the benefits they've earned. THAT is what I find nauseating.
Posted by: Taxpayer at November 28, 2010 07:30 PM (NpmCe)
great post xb
Posted by: j2 at November 28, 2010 09:18 PM (DCdSz)
Why, after almost 10 years, is the enemy still alive in these places?
Posted by: Lee Reynolds at November 29, 2010 05:12 AM (/gY4D)
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