The Overloaded Poor Bloody Infantry

Think that most of the medivacs out of Afghanistan are becuase of IEDs or bullets?  Think again:

“Nearly 25 percent of medical evacs out of Afghanistan between 2004 and 2007 were for fractures, serious sprains and other musculoskeletal injuries, according to a Johns Hopkins study published in January in the British medical Journal, Lancet. Combat wounds added up to about 14 percent.

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This photo is actually a soldier of the 173rd Airborne in northern Iraq –

but it illustrates the point perfectly.

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