Thursday, June 24, 2010
The Glory of Being A Medic
Of course, we all know being a medic is undoubtedly one of the most glamorous military specialties, outside of being infantry, a surgeon, or working for JAG. What with all the life saving, courage in the face of imminent death, and selfless service. Oh, and what we usually do.........
The two smallest of four blisters I treated that day. The others were one two inches across filled with blood and the second extended from the ball of the foot to the heel across the width of the foot. Both of these soldiers finished their road march before seeking treatment, one of whom had blood soaking through his boot by the end. Some serious stamina for being "weekend warriors", a term that I gladly note has been fading rapidly in my neck of the woods.
And in all seriousness, I'm personally acquainted with several people who've provided care under fire. It's not glamorous, but they're some of the finest soldiers I know, and we're damn fortunate to have people of their caliber.