The Bos\’un Locker

During times of war and during times of peace, we must prepare for tomorrow with the realities of today.

More War Stories that Won’t get a Lot of Play

Posted by thebosun on November 16, 2006

Courtesy of Big Dog’s Weblog.  Thank you for your service Big Dog!!

The military medical folks have done an outstanding job in the war on terror in Iraq. I say that with a bit of bias, since I was in charge of medical folks in the Army. They treat everyone who is injured regardless of status and they often save lives that years ago would have been lost. We hardly hear about the job they are doing, especially the job they do taking care of civilians.

Sometimes they pick up civilians. Lt. Col. Sean Killeen, the unit’s commander, told of a recent car accident in which an infant died, but a woman and her 9- and 12-year-old children were saved.

“Winning hearts and minds by saving lives,” Killeen said. He spoke of how one of his medics kissed the head of the dying baby. “That’s a form of communication that goes on, no matter what you think of the war.” [my emphasis] Stars and Stripes

The compassion that our troops show is beyond anything that the enemy is capable of and because of this, you will hardly see it or read about it. That in and of itself is a particularly sad reality.

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4 Responses to “More War Stories that Won’t get a Lot of Play”

  1. Rosemary said

    We should have a mandate that does not cencor reporters, rather for every blood and guts article, they will need to write 2 articles like this. ABOVE THE FOLD.

  2. thebosun said

    Thank you Rosemary. Big Dog is certainly in tune with excellent reporting. Have a great blogging day.

  3. henry sundell said

    You just slog in throught life as if nothing happened. You thought it would go away with time. It did”nt. So you had no choice but to do the usual things like marraige and children.maybe that would do it. So here you are at 79 yrs old left with memories that at times bring fear in my life.I ask myself why the so-called heads of the countries that were victorius allow Russia half of Korea and Islands off the Manchurian Coast.We had the upper hand. This turned out to be one of the worse mistakes of the last century

  4. thebosun said

    Yes Henry, The world is disintegrating around us. Sometimes I feel like bending over and kissing my ass goodby. Other days I am ready to kick someone else’s ass.

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