Centreville, Ala –
(AP) - About 80 soldiers with the Alabama Army
National Guard's 129th Medical Company are heading to Fort Lewis,
Wash., for the final weeks of training before going to Iraq.
The soldiers, who call themselves the "Renegade Medics," will
operate a medical clinic in Iraq. They got a sendoff from family
and friends at an armory in Centreville on Sunday.
Capt. Beth Acker is a registered nurse who works in the
traumatic surgical intensive care unit at DCH Regional Medical
Center in Tuscaloosa and who will help manage the clinic that the
129th will run in central Iraq.
She said the 129th is not a typical Army unit. She says it gets
the job done and has fun doing it.
Information from: The Birmingham News,
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