Lt. Col. Hee-Choon S. Lee, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, battalion surgeon, gives a routine checkup to a young boy during a combined medical engagement in Arab Jabour March 19. Care provided throughout the day included treatment of minor scrapes, sprains, allergies and distribution of antibiotics. Photo courtesy of 1-30th Inf. Regt.
FOB KALSU, Iraq (March 23, 2008) — Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division and Sons of Iraq conducted a combined medical engagement in Arab Jabour March 19.
Two hundred and twenty-seven people were treated during the event, which provided treatment for minor injuries, such as scrapes, sprains and allergies.
The Soldiers of Company B, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, also distributed antibiotics and personal hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, foot powder and hand sanitizer.
Security for the event was provided by the SoI.
Abu Ali, an Arab Jabour citizen who owns a profit hospice, loaned his building for the event, as it is the only medical facility in the area able to provide citizens with care. Ali took records at the event and said he will provide follow-up care for those seen.
Soldiers on patrol in the area afterwards said residents’ appreciation was apparent as they thanked the Soldiers for the assistance.