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ERIC Number: EJ781219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Female Combat Medics Fight Every Day & Earn Respect
Alberts, Mike
Exceptional Parent, v37 n11 p90-91 Nov 2007
Temperatures exceeded 115 degrees on July 11 during the five-hour mission in the city of Amerli. More than 50 soldiers were on site and tensions were high; Amerli was the scene of a massive suicide truck bombing just four days earlier. Soldiers kept alert but visibly struggled under the weight of dozens of pounds of battle gear. Throughout the sun-scorched day, all but two Soldiers limited their movement as much as possible. All but two could afford that luxury. Spcs. Vanessa Bolognese and Aimee Collver, combat medics, Personal Security Detachment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, continuously walked up and down the lines of men. They were the two soldiers charged with ensuring that each man stayed hydrated and returned safely to base. As usual, they were the mission's only dedicated medical personnel. Bolognese and Collver kept all their male counterparts healthy "outside the wire" that day in Amerli just as they do every day in the Kirkuk Province, Iraq. Neither is doing exactly what she thought she'd be doing in the Army, but neither would trade her job for another.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iraq