b. Death. If the casualty dies in route to the MTF, enter the date and hour of
death, the cause of death, and the approximate location where the casualty died in
Block 32 of the field medical card.
COMPLETING A FIELD MEDICAL CARD
A medical officer at the battalion aid station or other MTF will complete the field
medical card or supervise its completion. The physician or physician assistant may
direct you to enter information on the patient's FMC. If any of the blocks discussed in
paragraphs 4-3 and 4-4 have not been completed, enter any needed information in
these blocks. The directions for completing the remaining blocks are given in the
a. Block 10. Enter the patient's race.
Enter "Cau" for Caucasian.
Enter "Neg" for Black (Negroid or African).
Enter "Oth" for other races.
Enter "Unk" if the patient's race is unknown.
b. Block 12. Enter identification of the MTF and its location in geographic terms
(for example, "Aid Sta, 2/79 Inf, 199 Inf Div, near Song Won, ROK").
c. Block 14. This block should be completed by the physician or physician
assistant. If you are told to record information in the block, enter the information as
given to you by the medical officer. Enter only the condition, not treatment, and use
standard terms. If additional space is needed, continue the remarks in Block 32 (be
sure to reference Block 14) or on a supplemental card (paragraph 4-8).
(1) Puncture, penetrating, or missile wounds. Record the point of entry and
the name of the organs, arteries, and/or nerves involved.
(2) Injuries not incurred in combat. State the nature of the injury; the
causative agent; the body parts affected; the circumstances leading to the injury;
whether the injury was accidentally incurred, deliberately self-inflicted, or deliberately
inflicted by another, and the place and date.
(3) Injuries incurred in combat. In addition, indicate that the injury was a
result of enemy action, state the kind of missile causing the injury, and the general