The fighters behind the fighters

A friend sent me this powerful (non-exclusive) image from Michael Yon:

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Yon describes it as follows:

A crew from the United States Air Force spent Saturday night and Sunday morning airlifting different groups of wounded soldiers from Kandahar to Camp Bastion to Bagram, back to Kandahar, then back to Bagram, and back to Kandahar. These patients were from Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, and the United States. Here, an Air Force nurse caresses the head of a wounded, unconscious Canadian soldier while whispering into his ear.

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  • Earl

    I wonder if we can even imagine the stress these (medical) heroes go through…..there’s no adrenalin pumping to get them past the horror of what has happened to these guys.  Just the necessity to care, and care, and care….it takes a special breed.
    I know that if my son were wounded, THIS is what I would pray he’d find….a nurse who not only took care of his physical needs, but would take the time and energy to talk to him, on the off-chance that his brain were operating enough to register her voice, and maybe even her words.
    God bless ’em, every one!