08 May 2006

Going the extra miles to help a wounded Marine

Medical teams come together to treat burn victim

LANDSTUHL, Germany — One of the Few, the Proud has a faithful corps doing everything it can to keep him alive.This corps is composed of dozens of troops from across the military who are going to great lengths for a wounded Marine who has sacrificed so much.

A team from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center waited out a sandstorm and mortar attack in Iraq to reach him. Specialized personnel were flown to Germany from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio to treat the young warrior. Nurses attended to him around the clock, and doctors stayed awake for 60 hours — minus a few naps — to treat the Marine....

Read the rest of Steve Mraz's story at Stars and Stripes here.

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