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Ange de combat à notre rescousse (An American medic in a French tale)
 Part of channel(s): Afghanistan (current event)

Date Taken:10.28.2011
Date Posted:11.02.2011 19:06
Location:BAGRAM AIR FIELD

Story by OF-2 PAO TFLF

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - In eastern Afghanistan’s Surobi’s
district, Kapisa province Oct. 4, insurgent machine gun fire tore into
the throat of French Pfc. Kevin V. during Operation Rapier II.

French military rules prohibit the complete identification of deployed French troops.

French Master Cpl. Michael M., a combat life saver with French Battle
Group 15/2, Task Force La Fayette, immediately reached his position.

“The bullet pierced his larynx without touching artery or vertebra,”
said Michael. “Suddenly, while we were evacuating him to what was
supposed to be the [helicopter landing] zone, he fell unconscious.”

Their position was under insurgent fire a few minutes before, and
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Added: Nov-12-2011 Occurred On: Oct-4-2011
By: bravo61
In:
Afghanistan
Tags: Afghanistan, France, U.S., Kapisa Province, US Army, French Army, ISAF, T/F La Fayette, T/F Poseidon, B.G. 1/52, Dustoff, Medic
Location: Kapisa, Afghanistan (load item map)
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