Continued from First Aid in Combat. Time is of the essence and as the smoke billows from the Humvee, there is no pulse detected on the victim with the groin wound.
Immediately, one soldier began CPR on that victim and after he completed almost a minute of chest compressions, the injured soldier’s breathing returned and his pulse was detected. Sighs of relief were heard among all of the soldiers in the group. Suddenly a weak moan came from the other victim and his eyes began to flutter.
Now, a guarded optimism began to prevail in even the most anxious of the soldiers. Another burst of fire emanated from the remains of the Humvee and the soldiers redirected their efforts toward abandoning the area and transporting the victims to the care of the aid station on the way to the hospital unit.
The combat casualties were moved onto stretcher and the six soldiers began the transport process. As they set out for the aid station, the two wounded soldiers began to return to consciousness. It was evident that they were in great pain and needed further medical attention as soon as possible. In spite of that, the soldiers had to stop several times to tighten the tourniquets on the arms of the soldier with the arm wounds to stop bleeding.
Finally, the aid station was in view. When close enough to be heard, one of the soldiers carrying the wounded shouted, “Sir. Two wounded… IED…
First… unconscious … not breathing… bilateral arm wound bleeders… lateral incision made… trach-hook lifted cricoid… trach- tube inserted… breathing began… tourniquets applied and reapplied to stop bleeding… consciousness returned…
Second… unconscious… groin injury bleeder… pressure applied… bleeding stopped… wound packed… lost pulse and breathing… chest compressions for one minute… breathing and pulse returned…”
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Second Photo: Presidio of Monterey: DLIFLC & USA