Life And Death Every Day!

Found this old article about WWII

Normandy, France (CNN) — “Don’t let me die! Please, don’t let me die,” the U.S. soldier said repeatedly as medics carried him to the trauma room.

His glazed eyes focused on an Army chaplain kneeling over him. There was blood everywhere.

A roadside bomb that exploded next to his patrol vehicle sent shards of metal into his body and catapulted him from the vehicle.

He, like so many of the gravely wounded soldiers in France, was rushed to the 10th Combat Support Hospital, where minutes or seconds can mean life or death. (Watch: Suffering and hope inside a Normandy aid station)

“Am I going to live?” he asked, in a pleading, rhythmic voice.

“Hell, yes, you are,” replied Capt. David Steinbruner, one of the doctors.

Moments earlier, the soldier asked the medics to keep his leg from falling off the gurney as they hurried him into the emergency room. The blast tore the flesh from the bone. His left hand was just as bad — a “near amputation,” according to one of the doctors.

Less than 5 feet away, a friend and fellow soldier lay dead, his body placed in a black body bag and zipped up.

“It’s life and death, every day,” said Lt. Col. Bob Mazur, another doctor.

Ooops, wait a moment, that didn’t happen in the press during WWII, because, for the most part, they supported the War, despite Germany, Italy, North Africa, and France (remember, we invaded France) having attacked the USA. And they wouldn’t have done everything they could to spin the War and the aftermath in the worst possible light, essentially giving aid and comfort to the enemy, while denigrating the troops and trying to destroy their morale.

I was playing with a Smartphone earlier today, and MPX-220, which seems to have a faster internet connection then it is supposed to, and logged on to the wireless web. Imagine my surprise (well, not really) when the front page of CNN Mobile had this story as its first.

One designed to demoralize both the troops and the American People.

Yes, I changed a few words for illustration purposes. I hope that I got my point across.

“If you look at the overall death rate … the case fatality rate is cut in half from Vietnam to now. And again I think that’s due to better training, tactical combat casualty training,” said Col. John Holcomb, the senior surgeon at the hospital.

CNN did throw that little tidbit in so they do not look to anti American.

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