Friday, July 5, 2013

A Soldier's Personal Story From Afghanistan

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Karley Karlson, Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team medic and Female Engagement Team member, pulls security at a FET event in Qalat City, Zabul Province, Afghanistan.

In Afghanistan With The Medics -- Rapid City Journal

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho. A deafening explosion ripped through the air at a remote forward operating base in Zabul Province, Afghanistan.

Shuddering and shaken by the blast, one medic recalled being in a monotonous state of performing routine medical care when the thunder of chaos stunned her that April 6, 2013 morning at FOB Smart.

Life seemingly changed when a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated, killing three American soldiers, a U.S. diplomat and Afghan civilians outside the FOB entry point.

Nearly three months later, still with a shaking voice, Senior Airman Karley Karlson, a 366th Surgical Operations Squadron Aerospace Medical Services technician, deployed as a Female Engagement Team member at the Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team, recalled the terror.

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My Comment: These soldiers are today's "America's greatest generation".

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