Taking care of their own

Uploaded by soldiersmediacenter on 22.12.2010

This is what I signed up to do, and I go out every day doing it, and I have
no problem doing it. And even though I've gotten blown up and it
sucked pretty bad, I still can't wait to go back out and do my
job again. [G. McCabe] Specialist Michael Floyd
is an IED survivor. [explosion]
IEDs are the deadliest weapon to emerge in modern warfare.
In Afghanistan they're responsible for the majority of injuries and deaths.
[Floyd] We were on our way back to base. Next thing I know, my truck is in the air,
flying in pieces. It happened so fast I didn't even hear the
boom. My elbow caught the door.
They said I have contusions and it wasn't fractured or broken.
[McCabe] A member of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment,
Floyd says all he really wants is to get back to his brothers in action.
[Floyd] I've still got guys out there. I don't like them being out there with me
not there. [McCabe] Getting Floyd back to his unit is
up to DCAMP, Dragoon Case Management Program,
the unit's very own wounded warrior program. For the second SCR, it's their commitment
to soldiers. They're making sure their soldiers
are able to recover and get back to their units.
[McCabe] DCAMP is designed to take care of light injuries.
Soldiers have access to the chaplain, a psychologist, to a doctor and enough downtime to heal--on
average, two to three weeks. It's a program based on pragmatic recovery.
Commanders hold on to their troops, and soldiers like Floyd get to return to the fight.
[Floyd] If I can get back there it would be nice, as soon as possible.
[male speaker] Then no ice for 15 minutes. Gail McCabe, Afghanistan.
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