20 ianuarie 2020

Under heavy fire, Ranger medics save lives with blood donations


FORT BENNING, Ga. -- "Never shall I leave a fallen comrade …" third stanza of the Ranger Creed.On a hot, dark night in Wardak province, Afghanistan last summer, a special operations Ranger raid force conducted a helicopter insertion, beginning what would become a historical night. The routine Ranger task of capturing or killing high value enemy targets would tonight include cutting edge lifesaving medical procedures never done in combat, with the stakes of life or death hanging in the [...]