Casualties of War: Medivac: 2:51 P.M.

To feel for a pulse on the wrist, Specialist Shrode removes the patient’s watch.  After feeling no sign of a pulse, Shrode refastened the dead soldier’s watch and held his hand for a few moments, as the helicopter raced to the hospital. Finding no signs of life, there was little left for Shrode to do but try to comfort the soldier in case there were any remaining tinges of life left.
2:51 P.M. , November 2, 2005- Balad, Iraq

To feel for a pulse on the wrist, Specialist Shrode removes the patient’s watch. After feeling no sign of a pulse, Shrode refastened the dead soldier’s watch and held his hand for a few moments, as the helicopter raced to the hospital. Finding no signs of life, there was little left for Shrode to do but try to comfort the soldier in case there were any remaining tinges of life left.