This Should Be Required Reading for Everyone

Capt. Steven Ellison, MD
A Military Doctor
 
This should be required reading in every school and college in our country. This Captain, an Army doctor, deserves a medal for putting this together.
 
Memorial for and about WWII

Memorial for and about WWII

Surgeon

Surgeon

 
I am a doctor specializing in the Emergency Departments of the only two military Level One-Trauma Centers, both in San Antonio, TX, and they care for civilian emergencies as well as military personnel. San Antonio has the largest military retiree population in the world living here. As a military doctor, I work long hours and the pay is less than glamorous. One tends to become jaded by the long hours, lack of sleep, food, family contact and the endless parade of human suffering passing before you. The arrival of another ambulance does not mean more pay, only more work. Most often, it is a victim from a motor vehicle crash.
 
Auto Crash

Auto Crash

 
Often it is a person of dubious character who has been shot or stabbed. With our large military retiree population, it is often a nursing home patient. Even with my enlisted service and minimal combat experience in Panama, I have caught myself groaning when the ambulance brought in yet another sick, elderly person from one of the local retirement centers that cater to military retirees. I had not stopped to think of what citizens of this age group represented.
 
Patient at ambulance

Patient at ambulance

 
I saw ‘Saving Private Ryan.’ I was touched deeply. Not so much by the carnage, but by the sacrifices of so many. I was touched most by the scene of the elderly survivor at the graveside, asking his wife if he’d been a good man. I realized that I had seen these same men and women coming through my Emergency Dept. and had not realized what magnificent sacrifices they made. The things they did for me and everyone else who has lived on this planet since the end of that conflict are priceless.
 
Infantry

Infantry

 
Situation permitting, I now try to ask my patients about their experiences. They would never bring up the subject without my inquiry. I have been privileged to hear an amazing array of experiences, recounted in the brief minutes allowed in an Emergency Dept. encounter. These experiences have revealed the incredible individuals I have had the honor of serving in a medical capacity, many on their last admission to the hospital.
 
Auschwitz Survivor

Auschwitz Survivor

 
There was a frail, elderly woman who reassured my young enlisted medic, trying to start an IV line in her arm. She remained calm and poised, despite her illness and the multiple needle-sticks into her fragile veins. She was what we call a ‘hard stick.’ As the medic made another attempt, I noticed a number tattooed across her forearm. I touched it with one finger and looked into her eyes. She simply said, ‘ Auschwitz .’ Many of later generations would have loudly and openly berated the young medic in his many attempts. How different was the response from this person who’d seen unspeakable suffering.
 
Elderly Veteran

Elderly Veteran

 
Also, there was this long-retired Colonel, who as a young officer parachuted from his burning plane over a Pacific Island held by the Japanese. Now an octogenarian, he had a minor cut on his head from a fall at his home where he lived alone. His CT scan and suturing was delayed until after midnight by the usual parade of high priority ambulance patients. Still spry for his age, he asked to use the phone to call a taxi to take him home, then realized his ambulance brought him without his wallet. He asked if he could use the phone to make a long distance call to his daughter who lived 7 miles away. With great pride we told him he could not, as he’d done enough for his country and the least we could do was get him a taxi home, even if we had to pay for it ourselves. My only regret was my shift wouldn’t end for several hours, and I couldn’t drive him myself.
 
Operating Room

Operating Room

 
I was there the night M/Sgt Roy Benavidez came through the Emergency Dept. for the last time. He was very sick. I was not the doctor taking care of him, but I walked to his bedside and took his hand. I said nothing. He was so sick, he didn’t know I was there. I’d read his Congressional Medal of Honor citation and wanted to shake his hand. He died a few days later.
 
More:
 
 
The gentleman who served with Merrill’s Marauders:
 
WWII Veteran

WWII Veteran

 
The survivor of the Bataan Death March:
 
WWII Veteran

WWII Veteran

 
The survivor of Omaha Beach:
 
WWII Veteran

WWII Veteran

 
The 101-year-old World War I veteran:
 
WWI Veteran

WWI Veteran

 
The former POW held in frozen North Korea:
 
Korean Veteran

Korean Veteran

 
The former Special Forces medic  now with non-operable liver cancer:
 
Special Forces Veteran

Special Forces Veteran

 
The former Vietnam Corps Commander:
 
Vietnam Veteran

Vietnam Veteran

 
I may still groan when yet another ambulance comes in, but now I am much more aware of what an honor it is to serve these particular men and women.
 
Ambulance

Ambulance

 
I have seen a Congress who would turn their back on these individuals who’ve sacrificed so much to protect our liberty. I see later generations that seem to be totally engrossed in abusing these same liberties won with such sacrifice.
 
Our "glorious" (?) Lawmakers

Our “glorious” (?) Lawmakers

 
It has become my personal endeavor to make the nurses and young enlisted medics aware of these amazing individuals when I encounter them in our Emergency Dept. Their response to these particular citizens has made me think that perhaps all is not lost in the next generation.
 
Young Doctors

Young Doctors

 
My experiences have solidified my belief that we are losing an incredible generation, and this nation knows not what it is losing. Our uncaring government and ungrateful civilian populace should all take note. We should all remember that we must ‘Earn this.’
 
Veteran ceremony

Veteran ceremony

 
WWII Memorial

WWII Memorial

Written By CAPT. Steven R. Ellison, M.D., US Army
 
If it weren’t for the United States military, there’d be ‘NO’ United States of America !
 
Steven Ellison, MD
A MILITARY DOCTOR
 
And now as you have finished reading this, our Congress who enjoys their free medical care are in the process of charging these people for their medical care and at the same time possibly reducing their retirement pay.  A typical political “Thank you.”
 
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I SO hate politicians, especially the politicians in Congress.
 
It’s way past time to remind those rich asshole lawyers in Washington they serve US! They represent US! And remind them, “We are not morons with a vote. We are the people whom you serve!” We are the BY the people, FOR the people, and OF the people!
 
 
 
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We Did It. So Can You, If You Really Want to Do It.

I was in my late teens and in the military when college students and other young Americans protested the Vietnam war. There were marches. There were sit-ins. There were protests. There were signs. And the government took notice. All those actions by all those young people influenced government policy and decisions. They even played a big part in the announcement by President Johnson that he was not going to run again for president. Americans made their voices heard and history listened.

Today is a different world. Today, young Americans don’t seem to care enough to protest, to march, to have sit-ins, to carry signs. No, young Americans today prefer to post their dissatisfaction with government and things in general on Facebook. The truth is, all that whining on Facebook is NOT having ANY influence on the government. History is NOT listening.

It seems young Americans today prefer to be passive and lethargic. It seems not even ONE young American, not ONE college student even dreamed of actually doing something active, to publicly voice their concerns and disapproval.

Young Americans today have become an immense flock of baa-ing sheep. They make noise, but are easily controlled by little things like dogs and a man with a stick. The sight is pathetic.

Complaints against Michelle Obama. Complaints against Barack Obama. Complaints against government control. Complaints against Islam. Complaints against invasion of privacy. Complaints, complaints, complaints. But NO ONE is actually DOING anything about it. And the sad part is no one WILL do anything about anything.

If you want change, if you want corruption stopped, if you want taxpayer money to stop being wasted, if you want anything from the government, you have to put down your cell phones, your ipads, your tablets, your video games, your computers, and get off your lazy asses and go out into the streets and VOICE your complaints.

March. Protest. Carry signs. Get media coverage. Fill the streets with protesting young Americans. March on Washington. Create traffic jams because of the huge crowd of Americans who seriously care about their country. Have sit-ins on college campuses. Have sit-ins at government buildings. Create havoc.

THEN—THEN government will take notice. THEN—THEN history will listen. THEN—THEN you can effect change. But nothing will ever change if all you do is whine online.

Come on, young Americans. Take some pride in your country. Have confidence that your voices, joined together, can make things happen. You CAN change things—if you get off your butts and make the effort.

We did it back in the 60’s. You can do it now. Your enemy is more apathy than the government. Dump apathy and go out and change things in your country. What’s the saying? Oh, yeah—

JUST DO IT!

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Obama, a Muslim, Deserts Israel, Islam’s Enemy

Story: New York Post

What kind of ally refuses to send you desperately needed weapons when you’re smack in the middle of a war?

Apparently, that’s what the Obama folks did with Israel, which is caught up fighting with Hamas. It’s unforgivable.

The decision came, it seems, after White House officials learned that, unbeknownst to them, Israel had gotten mortar shells and grenade-illuminating rounds from the Pentagon to use against Hamas, as The Wall Street Journal reported last week.

Officials say they were “blindsided” by the transfer. But it turns out that it was done as a matter of routine: No OK by the president or secretary of state was needed.

Still, the White House suddenly put all future transfers on hold, including a scheduled shipment of Hellfire missiles. And it ordered the Pentagon to consult with the executive branch and State Department before approving any future requests.

Obama folks downplayed the move and claims of a new tiff with Israel. They say reports that they held up missile shipments “does not indicate any change in policy.”

If true, though, what kind of a policy is it?

In any case, the animosity between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is no secret. Just last week, the Journal reported, the men had a “particularly combative phone call.”

No doubt the White House is irked by the fact that its efforts to mediate an end to the fighting have fallen flat and that it’s been pushed to the sidelines as others, like Egypt, take up the role.

It also resents the fact that Israel insists on pursuing its right to self-defense and won’t give in to US pressure to make more concessions.

Yet none of that justifies lashing out against Israel — and holding up weapons — in the middle of a war.

If Israel suffers, and its terrorist enemies are emboldened, America’s own security interest abroad will be harmed. And if any ally still trusts us to have their back, they won’t anymore.

The president is letting his personal pique get the better of him. It’s unwise. And certainly no way treat a friend in wartime.

http://nypost.com/2014/08/17/obama-deserts-an-ally-in-wartime/

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My comment:

Yeah. It was a very good decision to put into office and put back into office a Muslim for president.

Obama supporters, you are as big a group of morons as can be found anywhere.

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