Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A sadness mission!

October 12, 2010 - 10:30 am
Radio was shouting to Medevac team who all were sleeping at 10:30 am and all were so tired because of the night before that they had two missions and came back around 3 am.

Every one woke up and start dressing and i woke up too and start collecting my cameras and what ever i should take in a mission. we ran to the helicopter and i start taking pictures and video. Our Blackhawk took off so fast. We past some dry villages and suddenly the helicopter went down.

I saw a US army convoy and a red smoke coming up near them to tell to our pilot that he should land near the smoke. When we landed the medic guy jumped out and i saw some soldiers sitting around a wounded colleague. They start carrying the wounded person to the helicopter. They put him to our helicopter.

He was a young married man around 28 to 30 year-old. His left hand and foot had injuries and his noise was bleeding and that's all. I could not see any other serious injuries on his body and he was wounded by an IED. The medic person start to assist him and suddenly his heart stop working. the medic guy start rubbing down (?) on his heart. his body was moving but he did not show any sign of life. His colleague was so sad and his face became so red.

we arrived to Kandahar Air Field and the other Medevac team arrived fast and took the wounded guy to hospital. the medic guy from our team came back and he was a bit sad. when we land to our camp again, i asked the medic guy about the wounded soldier and he said: " Probably he dies" !!!

Yesterday, was the end of a life that was young and probably the same age with me. And Finished.

Hope to see you next time!


  1. Keep writing young man. I think it might be both good for you and good for us the readers.. in some small way... to read and reflect on these things that are happening. Miss you very much.

  2. Thank you for sharing your stories with us! The truth of your experience is very powerful.