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Title: ambushed nephew in afganistan
Post by: kid sheleen on June 27, 2008, 01:03:54 pm
I don't know whether this is the place to post this, or even the right time considering spanish marshal's deployment,  but yesterday my nephew Sam Schoenhight and his patrol of six men were ambushed in Afghanistan.  One soldier was killed and all five were wounded, of which my nephew was the worst with a bullet to the head.  They put him into an induced coma to keep him still because they could not get all of the fragmented bullet out and are evacking him to germany today.  Your thoughts and prayers for his recovery would be greatly appreciated by the family.

To all the soldiers who serve or ever have, Those of us who enjoy the freedoms that you have provided us by your dedication to duty are grateful in the fullest measure.  We honor your courage.

Kid
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Post by: Silent Joe on June 27, 2008, 01:23:57 pm
Prayers Up for your nephew and his patrol.
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Post by: Arcey on June 27, 2008, 01:32:36 pm
Prayers Up, Kid.
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Post by: Texas Lawdog on June 27, 2008, 01:35:55 pm
Prayers Up for all those in harms way.
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Post by: Trailrider on June 27, 2008, 03:59:21 pm
Prayers Up for all those in harms way.

Amen!
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Post by: Malachi Thorne on June 27, 2008, 04:35:54 pm
Good Afternoon, Kid;

I will remember your nephew in my prayers.

God Bless,

Malachi
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Post by: Forty Rod on June 27, 2008, 04:51:34 pm
Prayrs for a full recovery.  Keep us posted.
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Post by: 'Monterrey' Jack Brass on June 27, 2008, 05:50:23 pm
Kid S,

My thoughts are with your nephew and his comrades. It is my hope that the response to that attack was severe and that those who committed it, or even close to being involved in it, are no more.

Yours,

Brass
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Post by: Black Powder on June 27, 2008, 07:52:31 pm
Amen and thanks to you, your nephew and everyone there and those who are back.

BP
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Post by: Dr. Bob on June 27, 2008, 08:45:07 pm
Prayers up for your nephew and his patrol buddies!
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Post by: aryfrosty on June 27, 2008, 09:26:22 pm
God speed to your nephew and all servicemembers in all the areas. My youngest just made it out as a Corporal, USMC. I pray that all of the folks make it safely through the valley. Al
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Post by: Captain Lee Bishop on June 27, 2008, 09:49:24 pm
I used to work alongside med forces in an FSB (Forward Support Battalion) on active duty. First and Second echelon CASEVAC in the modern US Army is the best in the history of the world. Not even your best local EMTs and ambulances have the resources and equipment and training these fine folks have.
I bet he was out of the country before his chain of command even had him listed as wounded on the duty roster. They'll take DARNED GOOD CARE of him, I can assure you of that!
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Post by: Wymore Wrangler on June 27, 2008, 10:42:23 pm
My prayers offered also...
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Post by: Silver Creek Slim on June 27, 2008, 11:11:31 pm
I'll be praying, pard.

Slim
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Post by: Bull Schmitt on June 28, 2008, 12:51:40 am
Prayers are on their way.
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Post by: Marshal Will Wingam on June 28, 2008, 07:39:09 am
Prqyers up here, too.
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Post by: litl rooster on June 28, 2008, 08:01:49 am
another one offered her
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Post by: Mustang Gregg on June 28, 2008, 09:04:18 am
Prayers sent for your nephew & his squad.
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Post by: Four-Eyed Buck on June 28, 2008, 11:19:16 am
Just saw this. Prayers on the way,PRONTO!....................Buck&Sue&Sandy :(
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Post by: kid sheleen on June 28, 2008, 06:04:57 pm
 :D First let me say thank you to all who have posted here and have kept Sam in their thoughts and prayers!  Miracles can and do happen everyday!

An update on Sam:

He was forwarded to Germany where they were able to remove some more of the bullet, but not all.  His vital signs were going up and down and he had severe swelling on his brain.  However, he came out of the coma and they are sending him today to Bethesda, Maryland where supposedly some of the best of the best neurosurgeons are located.  He still has a lot of swelling and there are some parts of the bullet and skull fragments in his brain but, praise God, when they put him on the plane he was holding his own IV bag and trying to talk.  They couldn't understand him so apparently either the swelling is causing some problems, or the fragments of skull or bullet have injured his speech center.  Won't know 'til they get him to Maryland and have a better look at him.  But considering that the tough little son of a gun is alive and STABLE after having suffered a wound that is usually mortal, we of his family are happy with his progress and again thank you for your kind regards.  More as I get updated.

Kid :D

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Post by: Quick Fire on June 28, 2008, 06:08:03 pm
My family and I will be praying for his full recovery.
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Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on June 28, 2008, 07:53:24 pm
I just saw this:

All the best to Sam and the members of his team.

God Bless 'em all!
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Post by: Sod Buster on June 28, 2008, 11:47:10 pm
Prayers up for him & his squad.
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Post by: Captain Barrett on June 29, 2008, 09:23:45 am
My thoughts and prayers go out to those soldiers fighting the Good Fight...
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Post by: Will Blastem on June 29, 2008, 09:50:15 am
Prayers up from east of the Blue Ridge!
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Post by: Hill Beachy on June 29, 2008, 11:26:06 am
Prayers up for your nephew and his squad to make a speedy and full recovery.  He is in good hands there at Bethesda.
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Post by: Pappy Myles on June 29, 2008, 11:41:52 am
All our best and prayers offered up for a speedy recovery.
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Post by: Pony Racer on June 30, 2008, 04:29:33 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your nephew.

Bethesda does have the best, - the civilian hopsitals in the area - including the world reknowned Johns Hopkins - send their hardest and challenging cases to Bethesda.

My wife has had services through their neuro department and we have had a child there - he will get the best.

PR
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Post by: Reb Tyree on July 04, 2008, 07:19:00 am
My thoughts and prayers are with your nephew and the members of his squard, and you and your family.  Many troops have been wounded here in Iraq and Afganistan and have survived due to the advanced medical care we now have in the military.  God speed on his recovery!  God Bless America and all who serve her!