Saturday, March 17, 2007

Perspective: For Healers, Saving A Life Is A Victory

Unit members of the 399th Combat Support Hospital rush a wounded Iraqi soldier into the emergency room as one simultaneously administers CPR.

The call crackles on the radio just before 1 p.m.

Casualties coming in by road.

Several children.

Mortar attack.

"Here we go," says Staff Sgt. Tristan Hartfield, swinging his nurses into action. The soldier from Savannah had predicted things would get busy around lunchtime; he knows the rhythms of bloodshed in Baghdad.

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