Tuesday, March 09, 2010

The Geography of Saving Soldier X's Life


From Michael Yon. Click to Enlarge.

In July 2009 a British soldier was accidentally shot in the in the abdomen and chest by his fellow countrymen. Losing blood, a lung, and on death's door, all seemed lost as the military bureaucracy of the Coalition forces was stuck and did little. Fortunately for this soldier, journalist Michael Yon was nearby. Yon began a worldwide effort to save the British soldier's life. The effort, shown on the map above, is told rivetingly on Yon's website. Be sure to read how the globalized, internet-connected world came together to save one man's life in this true military-medical adventure story.

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