You see there is no medical system in place over here.
You can tell that they are governed by a different way of life here.
The men run everything here, and the women are seldom seen and never heard.
When we go out on our medical missions, it is always the men that come out
first for the help, and then the boys, and if there is anything left they will
allow only the sickest of the women and girls to come for our care.
But make no doubt about it, what we are doing here is making a difference
in the Afghan people's way of life, and improving their quality of
Life on the FOB (forward operating base) is not too bad, we have all we need to get by and we are as safe as we can be.
Some here don't ever leave the FOB and I feel for them, because there is so much to see here in this vast wilderness.
If I had to pick a place that best describes this place I would have to say the mountains around El Paso, TEXAS or White Sands, New Mexico.
We stay very busy in our hospital which is both good and bad. Good that time goes by very fast, bad that too many people are getting wounded.
But don't you all worry back home about our soldiers, we are giving them the best care in the world.