Get a sense of a chaplainâ€™s heart as you read some â€œpost actionâ€ thoughts from Ch. Dave (reprinted from the Adopt-a-Chaplain newsletter)
â€œThe pain and cries of the tough injured are muffled by the organized chaos of trauma medicine. I find it a high privilege to embrace a dirty, bloody Soldier and have him sink his head into my chest and find peace. It is also an amazing thing to bend down and speak softly into the â€œgood earâ€ of a Soldier, wipe away his tears and bring Jesus to the occasion, and watch his pain subside, and his fears melt away.
I step outside to the triage area and I am informed of a Soldier who was having real difficulty. I recognize him as the line medic of these Warriors. He is beside himself. â€œSir, there were bodies and parts everywhere! I need to get back out there! As I held this warrior I reminded him of the lives he had already saved this evening. I reminded him that he too is injured and needs proper care, and that there are already reinforcements in place. He was done for the day. He did good! I held him as he pulled himself together, and I softly prayed over this wounded warrior.
Summary: 12 Wounded in Action all will survive, 0 Killed in Action (1 miracle) Ch D.S.