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Thu Mar 1, 2018, 12:17 AM

Today marks the five yr anniversary of the death of one of my finest corpsman

When we were in Afghanistan, we were at a forward hospital with limited supplies and there was a young corpsman in the lab who spearheaded our efforts to develop an effective walking blood bank. During that deployment, this corpsman developed severe neurological issues and ultimately was transferred back to the states. His absence was never fully replaced. After several surgeries and rehab, my very active young corpsman was left paralyzed. He worked with PT and he tried his best to fight the demons of his disease, but he ultimately succumbed to that insurmountable stress..He was a loving father and devoted husband and I broke down today seeing his daughters at his grave siteat Arlington where we laid him five years today...he and his family are a casualty of these conflicts, even if he never took a bullet. So tonight, I throw one back to my amazing lab tech corpsman...man we butted heads a few times in country but you were so gifted...I hope I can share with your girls just how funny, and snarky, and smart you were!

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Reply Today marks the five yr anniversary of the death of one of my finest corpsman (Original post)
Docreed2003 Mar 2018 OP
TomSlick Mar 2018 #1
Docreed2003 Mar 2018 #4
MLAA Mar 2018 #2
Docreed2003 Mar 2018 #3
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onecaliberal Mar 2018 #5
denbot Mar 2018 #6
furtheradu Mar 2018 #7
TEB Mar 2018 #8
Docreed2003 Mar 2018 #10
mahina Mar 2018 #9
The Polack MSgt Mar 2018 #11
DashOneBravo Mar 2018 #12

Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 12:23 AM

1. Salute.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 12:47 AM

4. Thank you!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 12:24 AM

2. Sending 💞💖❤️ To you and your corpsmans loved ones.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 12:47 AM

3. Thank you!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 12:48 AM

5. :

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 01:10 AM

6. Salute

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 01:32 AM

7. Thank You.

Keeping those memories & sharing them means so much.. to his Girls, & to us. Thanks, Doc.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 03:18 AM

8. A fine way to honor this man

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Response to TEB (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 10:15 AM

10. Thank you bro...

I havenít been back to Arlington since that day. Sadly, Iíve got several friends there that I need to visit...maybe Iíll do that this summer.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 04:31 AM

9. Thank you for sharing his memory with us.

It touched me deeply. Feeling sure the family appreciates your memory of him too.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 10:43 AM

11. Bravo Zulu Sailor

Rest in peace.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:01 AM

12. Im sorry Doc

We honor our friends by telling their story. You have.

Iíll be going to Arlington later this year. If you message me his name or others, Iíll drop by and see them.

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