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May 18, 2013

Area medic recalls Afghan service

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“They rocketed us almost every day,” he said of the insurgents.

But IEDs, are the biggest threat in Afghanistan, he said.

“It is the threat,” he said. “It is the capital T threat. IEDs, by in large, represent the majority of injuries. They’re (insurgents) very reluctant to meet American forces toe to toe, they really are. It does happen, but it’s pretty rare.”

Nobody in his unit was injured, Gyukeri said, but a medic from the nearby Charlie Med unit was killed.

“He went outside the gate on a patrol to be the medical support for a bunch of guys who were going out to patrol the road,” he said. “And they hit an IED.”

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