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Medic to get Bronze Star: CNN Intriguing people choice

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posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 09:22 AM
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Female Medic to get Bronze Star: CNN Intriguing people choice


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Helen Ruhl: The 4th Infantry Division soldier on Wednesday will receive the Bronze Star Medal with Valor at Fort Carson, Colorado.

On the evening of September 24, 2009, her convoy was attacked. "Wounded, and disregarding her own safety, Ruhl applied tourniquets to an injured comrade, examined her team, and supervised the application of life-saving medical treatment while laying down suppressive fire."
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posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 09:22 AM
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Great news. Not to often a female medic is in the position to do something to gain this type of recognition from her superiours.

Another fine example that shows Females can be trusted in wartime scenarios etc. I hope more comes out about this story over time-probably somebody in Hollywood thining up a movie idea as we speak.

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posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 10:12 AM
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Honestly, in my opinion I think a female medic can have an even more positive effect when under situations like this. The positive effect I'm talking about is the presence of a feminine figure for injured soldiers. For me at least, the presence of a female giving me medical aid in a combat situation would probably give a more soothing-comfort effect than a male figure, almost like a mother aspect. A thought to consider.



posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 01:00 PM
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I would tend to agree with you but the other aspect-sad as it may be- is that certain types of men in those bad conditions may tend to mistake a females actions as a sign of effection or interest and that could cause some real problems.

At least back in a hospital enviroment, things are more controlled and better staffed to handle such things. I just think womem on the front lines is a bad call-on many lines.

However, this case (and I am sure there have been many more brave women in these wars) shows that when push comes to shove, women are capabile. I would just prefer them not be faced with such things if at all possible.



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