Friday, January 11, 2008

A really good story out of Afghanistan

Afghan and Coalition forces save a little girl. This is the kind of thing that makes me proud of our soliders and allies that they drop everything they are doing and save this little girl. Did al reuters or the AP cover this no they are too busy demonizing the US and talking up traitors. Sorry I did not mean to turn this into a rant but I got
on a role.

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Jan. 9, 2008) Afghan National Security Forces and Coalition troops saved the life of a 1-year-old girl after she was badly burned falling into a fire used to heat her family’s home in Lashkar Gah District in Helmand Province.
Coalition medics immediately began lifesaving efforts after her family brought her to a combined military outpost.
Doctors assessed the girl’s condition and determined she was burned over 20 percent of her body, including burns to her face, arms, scalp and hands.
Medics arranged for a helicopter to take the child, escorted by her uncle, to another military outpost with more medical capabilities in the nearby Washir District of Helmand Province. Doctors prepared, cleaned and dressed the baby’s burns.
“While there are clinics and medical facilities in Helmand District, sometimes it is difficult for villagers in outlying areas to access that care,” explained a Coalition forces medic. “ANSF and Coalition forces were able to work together to save this little girl’s life. Even though insurgents have made life difficult for villagers in this region, ANSF are committed to providing for the well being and security of the Afghan people

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