By Salvatore Anthony Esposito Jr.
In March 2003 the U.S. army introduced an invasion of Iraq. Months afterwards rumors begun circulating approximately human rights violations in army criminal amenities all through occupied Iraq. In January 2004, a military MP serving in Abu Ghraib legal left a disc containing images of prisoner abuse at the mattress of an army investigator. the images have been notorious the instant they got here to public realization, and the face of the Iraq conflict was once re-drawn to be that of sadistic American squaddies. notwithstanding, squaddies have lived and bled and died holding the human rights of detainees at Abu Ghraib. the current paintings information the braveness, get to the bottom of, and mercy of the warriors of the 344th wrestle aid sanatorium, military reservists from big apple who have been additionally current on the dual Towers scene on September eleven, 2001.
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They walked past us like we were not there and headed towards the hospital. Captain Terry hung on her arm, staring down, encumbered by an exquisite aura of pain. Tears streamed from her suffering blue eyes onto the ground. There is a miracle in crying a fellow medic once said while we were in between training seminars. Emotional tears excreted toxins from the body and added to health. Tearing from irritants removed less biological byproducts than weeping. She said it was scientiﬁcally proven that weeping diminished pain.
His trial was soon and the staff and I had written him positive reports. Doctor Mufeed approached the gate and handed me the pears through a small opening. “Shukran,” I said, which means thank you. In Arabic “mufeed” means useful, and the doctor lived up to his name. He was a pathologist ﬂuent in English and I counted my blessings to have him as an assistant in Alpha. He helped me greatly on sick call. First he announced my arrival via blowhorn, calling those with prescriptions to come receive their doses.
While holding the position they evacuated their wounded, including a severely wounded Navy corpsman. That corpsman could be me one day. The Department of Defense Tactical Response Unit attached to FOB Abu Ghraib also engaged insurgents from perimeter positions then took the ﬁght outside the perimeter walls. While preparing to move outside, two of their ofﬁcers were wounded by shrapnel when an incoming mortar detonated behind their vehicle. Seriously injured by shrapnel, they both chose to remain in the ﬁght and lead the assault.