Dec 5, 2011

Sayed Gul, a 15-year old Afghan amputee, crutches out of the Patrol Base 00 exit here next to his father Alai Noor following a medical visit with Marines and corpsmen from Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Dec. 2. Gul lost half of his left leg when he was struck by a 20-lb. improvised explosive device in March near a Marine patrol base. He was medically evacuated by helicopter to receive three weeks of advanced care at Camp Dwyer’s casualty collection hospital. After returning to his village and becoming extremely sick, he received life-saving care from Weapons Co. Marines and corpsmen. He returns to them weekly for continued care. “If the Marines weren’t here, maybe I’d have lost my life because nobody else would’ve been able to help me,” Gul said.

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