01 Sep. 2008
PR# 2008-449

Marines provide care for Afghan child

KABUL, Afghanistan - A 10-year-old child was severely injured on August 26 in Garmsir district. He was working in the fields when he attempted to pick up an object, which turned out to be an explosive of an unidentified type.

Marines evacuated the child, his father and brother-in-law to British Forward Operating Base Dwyer where the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit has a Forward Resuscitative Surgical Site (FRSS).

The child was treated at the FRSS and was transported to Lashkar Gah for follow on treatment at a local civilian hospital.

Children are particularly vulnerable to IEDs and land-mines. The insurgents’ use of these indiscriminate weapons clearly displays their disregard for the innocent victims of their tactics.

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