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Location: Ewa Beach, HI, United States

I got out of the Army in October 2007, and went back to being a Paramedic. I am now working as an RN in Case Management.

Friday, May 27, 2005

The Conflagration

Yesterday was the IA's crucible. We started at 0530 and ended around 2230. They had to do a lot of running around and perform mock combat missions. We continuously harassed them with stun grenades, flash bangs, trip flares and grenade launchers (smoke). They performed flawlessly. It really feels great to see all the result of training, especially when you begin with men you couldn't imagine ever being soldiers, much less Infantry. During their night fire, we were shooting parachute flares and illumination. There is a field full of tall dry grass just behind the range. A flare landed in it and there was a huge fire. In the midst of trying to put it out I saw a little puppy probably about 2 or 3 weeks old stumbling around. It disappeared into the underbrush, and a few minutes later, Tubby came out with it in his arms. It now sleeps with him, and I gave him a syringe to feed it with. We took it to training with us today to keep an eye on it. I am considering starting a paypal account for donations to finance paying quarantine fees and vet bills so we can take this dog back to America with us. Would you donate?


Blogger Jim said...

Stay safe...we are pulling for you. Do you guys need anything?

1:37 AM  
Blogger Chad said...

Thanks for your support. I wanted to write this blog to let the world know about some of the things we are doing here other than getting blown up everyday, or just fighting a war America seems to not believe in. Of course we are still involved in fighting, but the positive activities I write about are real, and I want everyone to know about it because I believe in what we are doing. I had a life before the Army, I'm not one of the brainwashed automatons, and I am proud of what is hapening here.

1:08 PM  
Blogger grrlmedic said...

HEy chad i'm a paramedic at NOHD with some of your old buddies glad to see you're surviving...we've never met but your nohd legacy lives Let me know about the paypal account for the pup,i'll gladly help out and pass along the message to all those softie medics at nohd...take care and thanks for all ya'll are doing.... Keeley

11:41 PM  
Blogger grrlmedic said...

Better the info about the pup on Nohds blog either way let me know

11:42 PM  
Blogger Chad said...

We know each other Keely. You were working for a private service while I was with the city. I think I also helped out with your class at Delgado at times.

4:24 AM  

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