20 February 2011
"Every day is worth it that you save a life"
Veteran freelance cameraman Vaughan Smith spent two weeks embedded with a DUSTOFF crew from TF Shadow, 214th Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. He lets flight medic SGT Tyrone Jordan of Charlotte, NC tell much of the story - about his patients, his job, and the impact this work has had on his life.
Thank you and well done to SGT Jordan and all of our DUSTOFF crews. We love you!
Warning: MEDEVAC videos contain distressing images. The most graphic content is between minutes 2:30 - 5:00, showing a Marine who has sustained a traumatic bilateral amputation of his lower extremities. Most of the patients gave permission to the photographer for their faces to be shown. Where obtaining permission was not possible, their identities have been obscured.
Posted by MaryAnn