07 February 2005

LOGISTICS SUPPORT AREA ANACONDA, Balad, Iraq -- Maj. Marc Reissenweber, left, of the Australian Medical Detachment, works with a U.S. soldier while they aid a patient at the AIr Force Theater Hospital. PIC: Spc. Kate Hoit, Posted by Hello


Blogger Ismael Roca said...

Bonitas fotos!!! estas allĂ­? mucha suerte!

07 February, 2005 21:10  
Blogger Drepublican said...


08 February, 2005 00:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, excellent website. A great Iraq resource is Deaths in Iraq. It breaks all of the casualties down by age, race, branch of the military, country, etc.

07 November, 2005 03:02  
Blogger GI Kate said...

hey... this is my picture! kind of weird. awesome blog.

16 April, 2006 09:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Kate,

Thank you for taking this photo.

It takes me back there each time I see it. Remembering the hundreds of patients, the ICU team, the pain of seeing so many people torn apart.
I also remember how hard everyone worked to save their lives. One Iraqi patient who woke to find his leg was gone started to cry and cry. It was terrible to see his despair. The interpreter said to us he is not crying with despair he is crying with joy that he is still alive.
I hope this rings true for many of the people we looked after, however, I know for some who survived their life now is very very different.
I live with the knowledge that there are people alive today because of our work whose lives are no longer their own but completely dependant on others.
For these few people I don't know how us saving their lives has helped them or their families. I find myself praying they will forgive us.
Your photo brings me pain but it also reminds me that for many we were able to help and we were able to do some good there. That the work I do makes a difference. I am not God and I do not know how people will be affected by their lives continuing beyond their injuries. I can only pray that the work I/we do will have a positive outcome in the end.

I hope you find what you are looking for in this life. Courage is not action without fear. Courage is action in spite of it. Without action we do not live life. You have already demonstrated a great deal of courage in your life. I wish you well in this life and with your family.


12 May, 2006 21:36  

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