Wednesday, July 06, 2005

40,000 wounded troops; while we hear reports of 15, 000.

from Stories in America blogger; Rose Aguilar
I'm an independent journalist living and working in San Francisco. After the election, I decided it was time to leave my liberal bubble and travel to the so-called Red States to find out why people vote the way they do and what they think about politics.

a snippet of Interview with Jack Robinson, legislative director of the Paralyzed Veterans of America of Dallas, Texas.

What is the process involved when someone is badly injured in Baghdad?

They get processed. Then from Baghdad, they usually go to Germany and get transferred to another aircraft. Then they go to Walter Reed. From there, they are processed out to all 50 states in different hospitals and bases. When I was up in Washington, I asked Congressman Chet Edwards how many wounded they had so far because the count I got the year before was over 15,000 wounded and maimed. He said it was into the 40 thousands. Now this is accidents, trucks, everything. That includes mortars and roadside bombs.

read more; Who Supports the Troops, Part 1 and Part 2 at her blog
Stories in America

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