8. SITUATION: E3 (PFC) Howard W. Dow, Caucasian, SSN 545-62-9011, is a
Forward Area Alerting Radar (FAAR) Repairer, MOS 27N, serving with Company A,
Third Battalion, 17th Infantry Brigade, 20th Infantry Division, U. S. Army, which is
engaged in action against enemy forces near Dhaharan. On 10 May 199X at 0940, the
billets in which PFC Dow is asleep receives a direct hit by enemy SCUD missile. PFC
Dow is struck by a fragment which enters the upper third of his left thigh. At 1010
hours, he is found by SFC Allen Jones, a medic from the aid station near Al-Khobar,
who evaluates his condition and fills out part of the U. S. Field Medical Card.
PFC Dow is picked up by litter bearers and taken by ambulance to the 85th Evac
Hospital. CPT B. D. Brown examines the patient and notes an open wound caused by
the metal fragment which penetrated at the anterior and lodged in the upper third of the
left thigh. There is no evidence of artery or nerve involvement. At 1030 hours, Dr.
Brown administers 16 mg of morphine, applies a pressure bandage to the wound, and
elevates the patient's left leg. He requests transport of the patient to the King Aziz
Hospital and tells the patient that he should ingest nothing by mouth. While awaiting
evacuation, the patient provides the information that he is 20 years of age, a Lutheran,
and has one year and six months of military service. The admitting clerk at the 85th
EVAC Hospital completes the U. S. Field Medical Card including information supplied
by Dr. Brown as to diagnosis and treatment, and obtains his signature. PFC Dow is
evacuated by helicopter at 1130 hours.
REQUIREMENT : Use the DD Form 1380 on the following pages to enter the
information that you would deem appropriate if you were reviewing an FMC for accuracy