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    Soldier is wounded in Afghanistan. Receives immediate, life-saving care from military medical personnel. 3 aircraft, 24,000 gallons of fuel, 26 gallons of blood donated by an army of military members. AF sends C-17 with 18 person medical crew and flies him 8,000 miles, non-stop (including two night air refuelings) to San Antonio for continued care.

    Regardless of what you think of the on-going war, this is impressive for a lot of reasons. I think this is illustrative of why our military is the best in the world because I'm not sure many other countries could, or even would, do something like this for one person. It makes me proud to be American...even if that's not in fashion these days.

    I'm praying for this soldier...and all the others out there serving on my behalf.

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    Thanks for posting! I agree with you that this is what sets our military apart.

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    Amen.....
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    We do have a top Teir Military!!! Prayers sent for this and all soldiers speedy recovery and safe passage home.
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    Thank you for posting. Prayers up for our brave men and women that have, are and will put their lives on the line to protect us from the evil of this world.
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    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. My BiL is an Emergency Doc at BAMC. I would love to find out more about this, but he's currently deployed overseas. Maybe he'll hear more about it.

    I'm happy to see us doing whatever we can to save our soldiers' lives. We owe it to them.
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    These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice."
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    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts."
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