... to unload a large van full of transitional backpacks?
More on that in a moment (and I'm just kidding, guys!!!), but let's start at the beginning.
Hamming it up with one of the Service Liaison Officers at the Soldiers' Angels Germany freight room. We loaded up a van with transitonal backpacks and drove to the hospital to distribute to the other LNOs.
Many hands make light work ;-)
There are Liaisons for each branch of service and Army by division. They coordinate their patients' stay here in Landstuhl between the medical staff, the patient's unit downrange, and the patient's Rear Detachment back home.
We also checked in on a couple of soldiers injured in an IED explosion earlier in the week on behalf of their buddies downrange.
One of soldiers was in the ICU. The other was on a regular ward and told us about getting blown up. Through his account we learned that there was one and possibly two more soldiers from the same vehicle in Landstuhl, and promised to track them down.