Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Battles lost ... and won
The Midway Naval Station clinic in flames during the Battle of Midway [June 4-7, 1942]. A good reminder that some battles 'won' come at a great cost. Though the Albatross in the foreground don't seem to mind.
Lost the battle today. I'd been monitoring a patient for 36 hours - hoping that they would respond to the treatment we have here on station. Without success. Hopefully the Coast Guard C-130 will arrive before dawn, otherwise they will have to park out on the taxiway until tomorrow night. Due to the risk from bird strikes during take-off / landings, planes are only allowed to use the runway at night.