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Timothy Floyd: Army Surgical Team in Iraq

From Timothy Floyd: I had the privilege of serving during the initial phases of Operation Iraqi Freedom as an orthopedic surgeon in U. S. Army's 934th Forward Surgical Team. We traveled at the front with various brigades treating, not only wounded coalition forces, but Iraqi civilians, soldiers, Republican and Special Republican Guard, as well as Fedayeen terrorists. Initially, we treated the wounded in our canvas surgical tent. As the war progressed, we made unescorted humanitarian missions to homes, villages, hospitals, and camps, including a "black mission" to treat wounded Iranian MEK soldiers. My photographs tell the story of what I saw and felt, and the uncommon empathy, courage and humanity I witnessed. My experience was much different that what is usually portrayed in the American media, but is consistent with most accounts of men and women who have been to Iraq or who are there now. The Iraqi people are just like anyone else worldwide; most of them only want a peaceful life and the freedom to work, study, play and raise a family. (More of Dr. Floyd's photographs can be found here.)

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CPT. Bryan Moore attends a post-op wounded Iraqi woman.

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A boy wounded near Baghdad by a grenade his brother set off.

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CPT Charlotte Lee attends a wounded Iraqi Republican Guard soldier.

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An Iraqi man brings a sick child to an American Army doctor near Balad

Another Iraq Series by Bill Putnam

Here is another series of graphic images documenting the aftermath of one encounter between American soldiers and Iraqi insurgents in Baghdad. It has been loaded by Putnam, who, as of today, appears to be out of action due to some kidney stones. More of Mr. Putnam's images can be seen in his gallery.

Day of Bang Bang
The car of insurgents after a chase and firefight against an American patrol in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006
Day of Bang Bang
An American soldier aims his M-4 carbine at a wounded insurgent who might have had a grenade in his hand in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. It turns out he didn't.
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Iraqi policemen drag the body of the wounded insurgent away from the car for treatment by an American medic Jan. 26, 2006. The medic counted over a dozen bullet holes in the man's body, including his femoral artery, his lungs and heart. He lived for 90 minutes before he died on the way to hospital. Soldiers searching the car he and three other insurgents were riding in found three syringes, two empty and one full of an unknown drug. Insurgents will sometimes take drugs before fighting to make them more euphoric.
Day of Bang Bang
An Iraqi policeman asks what to do now after dragging the wounded insurgent away from a car after a short chase and gun fight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. An American medic counted over a dozen bullet holes in the man's body, including his femoral artery, his lungs and heart. He lived for 90 minutes before he died on the way to hospital. Soldiers searching the car he and three other insurgents were riding in found three syringes, two empty and one full of an unknown drug. Insurgents will sometimes take drugs before fighting to make them more euphoric.
Day of Bang Bang
A wounded insurgent grimaces as Iraqi policemen drag him further away from the car he was shot in after a short chase and gun fight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. An American medic counted over a dozen bullet holes in the man's body, including his femoral artery, his lungs and heart. He lived for 90 minutes before he died on the way to hospital. Soldiers searching the car he and three other insurgents were riding in found three syringes, two empty and one full of an unknown drug. Insurgents will sometimes take drugs before fighting to make them more euphoric. soldiers also found Iraqi Ministry of Defense identifaction cards in the insurgents' wallets giving some credence to claims by some Iraqi political groups of insurgent infiltration in the MOD and Ministry of the Interior.
Day of Bang Bang
An American medic treats a wounded insurgent after a short chase and gunfight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. The medic counted over a dozen bullet holes in the man's body, including his femoral artery, his lungs and heart. He lived for 90 minutes before he died on the way to hospital. Soldiers searching the car he and three other insurgents were riding in found three syringes, two empty and one full of an unknown drug. Insurgents will sometimes take drugs before fighting to make them more euphoric. soldiers also found Iraqi Ministry of Defense identifaction cards in the insurgents' wallets giving some credence to claims by some Iraqi political groups of insurgent infiltration in the MOD and Ministry of the Interior.
Day of Bang Bang
An American medic and his platoon sergeant talk about a wounded insurgent's state after a short chase and gunfight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. The medic counted over a dozen bullet holes in the man's body, including his femoral artery, his lungs and heart. He lived for 90 minutes before he died on the way to hospital. Soldiers searching the car he and three other insurgents were riding in found three syringes, two empty and one full of an unknown drug. Insurgents will sometimes take drugs before fighting to make them more euphoric. soldiers also found Iraqi Ministry of Defense identifaction cards in the insurgents' wallets giving some credence to claims by some Iraqi political groups of insurgent infiltration in the MOD and Ministry of the Interior.
Day of Bang Bang
An American medic, his platoon sergeant and another soldier put another dressing on a wounded insurgent after a short chase and gunfight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. The medic counted over a dozen bullet holes in the man's body, including his femoral artery, his lungs and heart. He lived for 90 minutes before he died on the way to hospital. Soldiers searching the car he and three other insurgents were riding in found three syringes, two empty and one full of an unknown drug. Insurgents will sometimes take drugs before fighting to make them more euphoric. soldiers also found Iraqi Ministry of Defense identifaction cards in the insurgents' wallets giving some credence to claims by some Iraqi political groups of insurgent infiltration in the MOD and Ministry of the Interior.

 

Day of Bang Bang
American soldiers move a dead insurgent int to a body bag after a short chase and gunfight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. The insurgents shot up an American patorl. Part of the unit chased after the car, hit it twice with their Humvee and engaged the car with four insurgents inside. Two died instantly, two were mortally wounded. Soldiers found four AK-47s, one PKM machine gun, one RPG launcher, five RPG rounds and almost 1,000 rounds of ammunition. In addition, they found three syringes -- two empty and one full of an unknowne drug, and Iraq Ministry of Defense identifacation cards in their wallets.

 

Day of Bang Bang
American soldiers move a dead insurgent int to a body bag after a short chase and gunfight in northern Baghdad Jan. 26, 2006. The insurgents shot up an American patorl. Part of the unit chased after the car, hit it twice with their Humvee and engaged the car with four insurgents inside. Two died instantly, two were mortally wounded. Soldiers found four AK-47s, one PKM machine gun, one RPG launcher, five RPG rounds and almost 1,000 rounds of ammunition. In addition, they found three syringes -- two empty and one full of an unknowne drug, and Iraq Ministry of Defense identifacation cards in their wallets.

 

Alleruzzo: Iraqi captain to receive free care

Alerting everyone to photojournalist Maya Alleruzzo's good works. Her story  -- outlining the trials and tribulations of an Iraqi officer badly injured  during a Christmas Day ambush -- has produced some results. Perhaps just a drop in the bucket, but a drop nonetheless. Here's a link to the full update. The lede is below.

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