Death can grab you at any time; it is when you are surrounded by gunfire and treating the wounded that reality sets in. "I'm going to die today, shot in the head, while I do my job." All I could think about was at least I'd die doing something I was meant to do, saving lives. My heart was racing, sweat running down my face. I couldn't hear anything except the screams of the wounded and the gunfire of the enemy. Suppressive fire from our paratroopers rang into my ears. I accepted that this was my day to meet my maker. I would do everything I could for the wounded until that bullet hits me in the head. Sergeant Elissa Lonsdale-Smith deployed to Iraq on July 4, 2003. As a female combat medic, her expectations of performing in combat were high. This was to be the longest year of her life, both physically and mentally. Through her trials and tribulations in combat, this young combat medic had to find comfort in her surrounding soldiers, support through her family, and prayers almost daily to God. Pulling through this year would be the most significant accomplishment of her life.
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|Publisher: ||Tate Publishing|
|Date published: || 2014|
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