Two generator mechanics from the 501st Forward Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division, helped restore much needed power to the Iraq’s national orthopedic hospital recently...
After several failed attempts to receive help from local sources, hospital directors called Old Ironsides mechanics.
“They called UNICEF, the International Red Cross, the Iraqi Ministry of Health and none of them could help them,” said. Dr. (Col.) Gerald Greenfield, 286th Forward Surgical Team. “The hospital director came to our facility to ask for help, and the people at the 501st allocated two of their generator mechanics.”
Greenfield said electricity runs everything in the hospital. “If the generators go down, the hospital fails,” he said. “There’s nothing you can do if the generators go down. There are no options.”
No options, that is, except to call the US Army. Read it all here.
Thursday, July 10, 2003
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