“Our squad was on our rest cycle from patrol or post when we got the call that first platoon had a
MASCAS. (Lots of casualties) They pull up in the MRAPs with with 5-7 wounded and we get them in the med tent.
I help get one of the AUP (Afghan Uniformed Police) with a gun-shot wound to the head on a stretcher inside and stay with him. Doc checks him out and says, ‘He’s gone.’ and moves on. So we’re about to move him and this motherf**kers eyes roll to the back to his head and FUC**NG sits up shaking!
It lasts a whole maybe 3-4 seconds and I almost shit myself. Start yelling for doc again but by the time he gets there he’s down again and said that shit happens and that he’s dead. It’s weird thinking back now because a man died and that’s terrible but we couldn’t help but laugh at it after.”
– Anonymous US Marine. 1/7 Baker Co, Sangin Afghanistan, 2012
This interview was conducted by Battles and Beers and the Marine requested that he remain anonymous.
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