Sunday, May 29, 2005

Hospital in Germany copes with heavy flow of wounded from Iran, Afghanistan

Hospital in Germany copes with heavy flow of wounded from Iran, Afghanistan

MATT MOORE

Associated Press


LANDSTUHL, Germany - With its quiet, winding halls, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center at first looks like just another community hospital. But it has become a front line in the Iraq and Afghan wars thousands of miles away.

The patients - young soldiers with faces lacerated by flying glass and shrapnel from exploding roadside bombs, others missing a leg or arm - shuffle by, heading for an appointment or checkup. At this military hospital, there is a constant stream of new faces.

An average of about 23 patients arrive each day - most from Iraq, where more than 12,350 soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen have been injured since the U.S.-led war began in March 2003. The flow can spike sharply, as it did during the battle for Fallujah: 537 over two days.

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1 Comments:

At 12:13 AM, Anonymous JASPER164@VERIZON.NET said...

what a needless tragedy. How can anyone in this country justify the dead human beings (over 1700 Americans)and how many innocent Iraqis that have been killed or wounded for the idealogical fanaticism and lies of our current administration?
Let's end the madness and lies:
Bring our troops home. Stop the spread of terror that is obviously a direct result of the neo's' foreign policy of fear and violence!!!
NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE

 

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