Friday, November 17, 2006
Hot Links: Combat Hospital
The 11 p.m. hour of tonight's "360" will be devoted to a CNN special report on the U.S. military's main combat hospital in Iraq. The following link contains brief bios of the hospital staff, some video clips from the special report and an audio slideshow. One word of caution: Viewer discretion is advised.
Posted By CNN: 11:03 AM ET
Viewer discretion may be advised but I think we should all (adults) watch these videos. What an exemplary job these young medics and hospital staff are doing. Their job is so full of stress seeing soldier after soldier severly wounded from this war. I would imagine they would suffer some PTSD, however they should have the satisfaction of knowing they are saving lives. As an American I greatly appreciate their skills and efforts. I personally know kids who are serving in this war. Some have been injured and I know one who was killed. I hope our troops can get out of Viet Namn soon..oops I mean Iraq~ deja vu~
Posted By Anonymous Betty Ann, Nacogdoches TX : 11:43 AM ET
These Doctors and Nurses are truly amazing. It must take a very special kind of person to be able to treat and comfort each and every soldier that comes into this Combat Hospital. All this and a clear head and steady hands.
I was amazed at how their comforting words and manner seems to strengthen even the most critically injured soldiers. I really admire their honesty with their patients too. They should all receive medals for their work.
Posted By Anonymous Bev Ontario Canada : 11:44 AM ET
Appreciate the chance to see the dedicated medical staff who work for our country's military.I have a great deal of respect for what they do to preserve the peace and freedom of this country.
Posted By Anonymous xtina - chicago IL : 12:01 PM ET
I think it's important for all of us in this country to thank everyday of the year our military. Thank You.
Posted By Anonymous Lorie Ann , Buellton,Calif. : 12:06 PM ET
As a nurse myself, I felt the stress of my fellow medical colleagues from watching the programme. Yet, they are accomplishing great things for our brave men and women. Thank God for their skills and expertise.
Posted By Anonymous Liz Walters, Howell, NJ : 2:11 PM ET
I hope the doctors and nurses know how much we appreciate all their hard work. I admire their courage and their dedication.
Posted By Anonymous Jess Paris, KY : 2:50 PM ET
I have now watched this program three times and each time I get more dishearted by the war. I think this should be required viewing for all our politicians. Do Messrs. Bush and Chaney watch these things? They should.

Our country owes an unpayable debt of thanks to the wonderful and competent doctors, nurses and other staff members who work tirelessly to ensure our fighting wounded get the better possible treatment. They are humans being asked to do godlike things.
Posted By Anonymous clmclm, Pittsburgh, PA. : 6:27 AM ET
My husband and I watched this on Friday night and I have to say it was some of the most compelling TV I have ever seen. I am not now and never was in favor of this war and am ashamed of how our leaders led us into invading Iraq. But, I cannot thank enough the young men and women serving in our military and I am so appreciative of their dedication, loyalty and service to our country. God Bless them all -- they make me proud to be an American.
Posted By Anonymous Ellie, Smithfield, NC : 11:13 AM ET
All of us must be proud of these nurses and doctors, who strive each single day to save the life of a man.
It's not easy to be there fighting the blood spouting from an human being.
They feel the pain of the man dying beside them, which's hard to bear.
A big bravery must be had to do their bloody job each day.
I congratulate all of them.
Posted By Anonymous Federico Cimbaro, Buenos Aires, Argentina : 11:40 AM ET
The Combat ER was a comfort for me as a spouse. The services available and the value of care are extraordinary. My husband is over there and it helps me cope knowing he will be taken care of so well if there is ever a need. For all combat Medics, Doctors and and Specialist on site Bravo Zulu.
Posted By Anonymous Hb, Pensacola, Fl : 2:51 PM ET
Hey, Anderson,
I have watched Combat Hospital and have been so inspired by the soldiers and the dedicated staff at the hospital.
As a nurse working in the United States, I am so proud of fellow nurses putting themselves in harms way to help those defending our country.
Posted By Anonymous Dottie H, Nashville, TN : 8:43 PM ET
Combat Hospital is one of the best presentations that CNN has done. Thanks for sharing the courage and caring of our military personnel. Whatever side of the war you are on Cmbat Hospital makes us proud.
Posted By Anonymous Marilyn Cox, Fredonia, AZ : 1:14 AM ET
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