325th Combat Support Hospital Cares For Community Members
The soldiers that work and fight in Iraq get excellent medical care, from a number of treatment facilities that are set up in country. If more in depth medical care is needed then a soldier is taken by helicopter to facilities in Germany or to facilities on board one of the Aircraft carriers in the Gulf. But many people do not realize that the Coalition also provides medical care and ongoing in depth medical assistance to many of the Iraqi population, who have been either injured or have chronic conditions needing in depth medical treatment.
Take the example of Marwan Ahmad Mohammed. He was injured in an insurgent attack over a year ago, and he spends his time in a military hospital facility at camp Al Asad, where he has been since the attack. The medical personnel at the coalition ran medical facility work to tend Marwan’s wounds, and work to make him healthy.
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“He is a happy boy, he smiles a great deal,” said Captain Lonnie Buatte. Captain Buatte is a critical care nurse at the 325th Combat Support Hospital located at Camp Asad. “He has had a number of surgeries, but he is a trooper,” said Captain Buatte.
Marwan was first injured in January 2007 during a mortar attack, it left him paralyzed, and he didn’t get the treatment he needed for several months. Finally he wound up in the hospital at Camp Asad. The staff is hopeful that they can help Marwan make as complete a recovery as possible at some point and that he could possibly transition home.