Happy New Year ! ! !
I received an email from TOP:
I haven't had computer access for a few weeks.
I did want to write you and tell you that I sent you a couple of disks with pictures on it.. a lot of them.
There is the old tent complex and then the new hospital...
Right now it is just a building and when the new unit moves in a few weeks, then it will be a hospital with personnel and equipment that can and will accept patients.
I contracted most of it and coordinated a lot of the building.
We had a building acceptance ceremony and then LTC Phillips left the AO.
The legacy we left behind was a hardened concrete roof over the patients heads so they don't have to evacuate the building during a rocket attack like we did in the tents. We came, we assessed, we planned, we built, we coordinated, we completed the building. That's the jist of it.
We made the place better, a whole lot better than how we inherited it.
We accomplished our mission..
We are working on getting back home.
1SG David S. Child
Task Force MED
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED . . . What a legacy our friends at FOB Salerno Hospital have accomplished. It would be good to hear from some of these warriors, who have already deployed home with their thoughts and recollections. For all involved, please know we are proud and thankful for all of you, and grateful for your service, and the support of your families. For those of you packing up --- fair winds and all our prayers for your wonderful reunions with family and friends. You all have been such a blessing for the United States and Afghanistan. We are thankful you have shared a small part of it with us. This isn't good-by, we will be having lots and lots of pictures of the hospital, and we still have LTC Phillips new mission.
Gratitude and Prayers