Casualties of War: Doctors of War: 01182013_Becherer_IraqMedical007A

Colonel John Ingari, assistant commander of the Air Force Theater Hospital, run by the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group at Balad Air Base, inspects the body of a wounded American soldier for additional wounds perhaps unseen by the flight medic. Improvised explosive devices cause the most trauma seen in the emergency room, and the shrapnel from those blasts can easily be overlooked by flight medics.
October 30, 2005- Balad, Iraq

Colonel John Ingari, assistant commander of the Air Force Theater Hospital, run by the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group at Balad Air Base, inspects the body of a wounded American soldier for additional wounds perhaps unseen by the flight medic. Improvised explosive devices cause the most trauma seen in the emergency room, and the shrapnel from those blasts can easily be overlooked by flight medics.