new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Corpsman Up | by United States Marine Corps Official Page
Back to photostream

Corpsman Up

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Benjamin Knauth (blue), a 29-year-old native of Centennial, Colo., and Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin Koch, a 26-year-old native of Las Cruces, N.M., corpsmen with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, place reassuring hands on the shoulder of an Afghan National Policeman while examining his injuries in the battalion aid station here following an attack by a suicide bomber in Helmand province's Garmsir district, April 19, 2012. The 3/3 corpsmen treated eight injured Afghan policemen after being faced with a mass casualty situation following the attack on an ANP precinct headquarters in Garmsir's Lakari region. Ten of the 18 total ANP casualties died from wounds sustained in the attack. After initially being stabilized by three 3/3 corpsmen at Combat Outpost Sharp, eight casualties were transported to FOB Delhi and treated by a team of 28 Navy personnel. Medical evacuation helicopters later transported six ANP casualties to Camp Dwyer's Casualty Support Hospital for further treatment, while the remaining two were treated and released. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder)

21 faves
Taken on April 19, 2012