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    The 75th Ranger Regiment has all but eliminated “preventable” combat deaths, according to a new report in the Archives of Surgery that was based on data collected since 2001. “The military has advanced combat casualty care absolutely tremendously,” said Dr. Donald Trunkey, a trauma surgeon at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, told [...]



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    It's amazing how much medical training a grunt gets in the 75th Regt. My son, an Infantryman in the 3rd Ranger Batt had the good fortune of saving the life of a fellow Ranger in Iraq. The wounded Ranger had his legs shattered by a grenade & my son was able to stop the bleeding & perform other first aid in such a manner that not only was the life saved but so were the legs. This was all done in the middle of a firefight. Needless to say he received a medal for his successful efforts.
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    I train all the guys in my patrol how to perform a casualty assessment. We aren't Rangers, but we all know what to do. Simple interventions work wonders, and I want to be sure that if I'm the one hurt...my guys can keep me alive long enough to get to the CSH. Some of them are pretty well-versed on non-compressible wounds as well.
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    You'll make a good NCO, FA. It's imprtant to train troops to be able to do things outside of their MOS or duty assignment especially when it comes to saving Doc's life, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Glenn View Post
    It's amazing how much medical training a grunt gets in the 75th Regt. My son, an Infantryman in the 3rd Ranger Batt had the good fortune of saving the life of a fellow Ranger in Iraq. The wounded Ranger had his legs shattered by a grenade & my son was able to stop the bleeding & perform other first aid in such a manner that not only was the life saved but so were the legs. This was all done in the middle of a firefight. Needless to say he received a medal for his successful efforts.
    Great stuff Top, occupational first aid is a real life saver and kudos to your son on an amazing intervention in "less then favorable conditions"....

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