Midway Weather

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.

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