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22 May April 2006

Part 2: http://cryptome.org/info/csh/csh-eyeball2.htm

Related: Baghdad ER, movie on HBO far more graphic than images below, which features the 86th Combat Support Hosptial.


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http://www.hbo.com/docs/programs/baghdader/synopsis.html

"You can learn about war by walking through this facility...the horrors of what man can do to man are visualized right here. But we do our best, our level best, to make sure our people survive and make it back to their homes."

-- Col. Casper P. Jones III, Commander, 86th Combat Support Hospital

12-time Emmy® winner Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill were allowed unprecedented access to the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq. Over a two-month period, they captured the day-to-day lives of doctors, nurses, medics, soldiers and chaplains in the Army's premier medical facility. BAGHDAD ER chronicles those two months, paying tribute to the heroism of U.S. military and medical personnel while offering an unflinching and at times graphic look at the realities of war.

BAGHDAD ER allows viewers to experience the physical and emotional toll of war by capturing soldiers and care providers in personal moments amidst intense crises inside the 86th Combat Support Hospital. Located in Baghdad's Green Zone, the facility was formerly the site of an elite medical center for Saddam Hussein's supporters. Thanks in part to the skill and dedication of trauma center teams like the one depicted in the film, wounded troops in Iraq have a 90 percent chance of survival - the highest rate of war survivors in U.S. history. The selflessness and dedication of those caring for wounded Americans and Iraqis stands in sharp contrast with the chaos of war.

"This is hard-core, raw, uncut trauma. Day after day, every day," says Specialist Saidet Lanier, an operating room nurse. "Even if you're lucky enough not to go home with war wounds on the outside, if you're not equipped with coping skills, you'll definitely have them on the inside."

The documentary offers a taste of daily life in the thick of war, including exclusive frontline rescue footage of the 54th Medical Company Air Ambulance Team, and dangerous missions of soldiers patrolling "IED Alley," also known as "Route Irish," the most dangerous road in the world. IEDs (improvised explosive devices) are homemade bombs, which are the leading cause of injuries and death in Iraq. Sometimes graphic in its depiction of combat-related wounds, BAGHDAD ER is an emotional, devastating and honest account of modern-day war.

BAGHDAD ER was directed by Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill; produced by Joseph Feury, Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill; line producer, Roberta Morris Purdee; edited by Patrick McMahon, A.C.E.; editor, Carrie Goldman; supervising producer, Sara Bernstein; executive producers, Lee Grant and Sheila Nevins.

Part 2: http://iraq-kill-maim.org/csh/csh-eyeball2.htm

Captions by Associated Press
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** FILE ** This photograph is one in a portfolio of twenty taken by eleven different Associated Press photographers throughout 2004 in Iraq. "Combat Support Hospital" Army Nurse supervisor Patrick McAndrew tries to save the life of an American soldier by giving him CPR upon arrival at the Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, but the soldier died. The Associated Press won a Pulitzer prize in breaking news photography, Monday April 4, 2005 for the series of pictures of bloody combat in Iraq. The award was the AP's 48th Pulitzer. (AP Photo/John Moore)

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Army operating room nurses walk to the hospital morgue with the body of a U.S. Marine who died from wounds suffered in Fallujah, according to hospital officials, while at the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004. The body will be flown back to the United States. (AP Photo/John Moore)

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U.S. Army critical care nurse Cpt. Marvetta Walker checks on a 9-year-old Fallujah boy who was wounded in the face and stomach, while at the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq Monday, Nov. 15, 2004. The boy was in critical condition. The hospital has been treating both American wounded as well as civilians from the Fallujah fighting.(AP Photo/John Moore)

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American Army doctors treat the broken leg of an Iraqi prisoner of war captured in Fallujah, according to hospital officials, after he was transported to the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004. (AP Photo/John Moore)

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U.S. Army nurse Jennifer Campbell prepares an injured American soldier for transport at the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq Friday, Jan. 14, 2005.(AP Photo/John Moore)

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U.S. Army personnel receive an American soldier with shrapnel wounds to the head at the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq Monday, Nov. 15, 2004. (AP Photo / John Moore)

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U.S. Army surgeons discuss patient x-rays in the emergency room of the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004. The hospital is considered the busiest American combat trauma hospital in the world.(AP Photo/John Moore)

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U.S. Army surgeons work to save the life of an Iraqi special forces soldier with shrapnel wounds to his chest at the 31st Combat Support Hospital in the Green Zone of Baghdad, Iraq Thursday. Oct. 21, 2004. The hospital is considered the busiest combat trauma hospital in the world for the U.S. military.(AP Photo/John Moore)

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Army operating room nurses pause in the hospital morgue with the body of an American Marine who died from wounds suffered in Fallujah, according to hospital officials, while at the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004. After arriving to the morgue, they found the holding container, left, full of bodies, and had to find another spot for storage until the Marine could be transferred back to the United States. (AP Photo/John Moore)

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Hospital orderlies remove bloody sheets after an American Marine wounded in Fallujah fighting was transported to the operating room at the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004. The Marine later died of his wounds, hospital officials said. (AP Photo/John Moore)

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Hospital personel receive an American soldier suffering from shrapnel wounds to the face at the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004. (AP Photo/John Moore)

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A U.S. Marine suffering from burns to the face and hands in a military hospital in Baghdad, Iraq Monday, Nov. 8, 2004 as Army medic Spc. Scott Gillis from Washington D.C. looks on. The 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad's Green zone is preparing for the possibility of high casualties from this week's Fallujah offensive.(AP Photo/John Moore)

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A U.S. Army medevac helicopter crew delivers a Marine seriously wounded in Fallujah, according to hospital officials, to the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004. The Marine later died of his wounds. (AP Photo/John Moore)

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U.S. Army doctors try to stabilize a four-year-old child with schrapnel wounds to the head who was brought from Fallujah to a military hospital in Baghdad, Iraq Monday, Nov. 8, 2004. The 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad's Green zone is preparing for the possibility of high casualties from this week's Fallujah offensive.(AP Photo/John Moore)

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A purple heart medal is taped to the chest of an unidentified American soldier while in the intensive care unit of 31st Combat Support Hospital in the Green Zone of Baghdad, Iraq Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004. The soldier was wounded in a car bomb explosion in Baghdad Sunday, and the medal, awarded for being wounded in combat, was taped to his chest so that it would not be lost during his medevac to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. (AP Photo/John Moore)

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U.S. Army Ssg. Samuel Viera cleans blood from the breast plate of a flack jacket after a U.S. Marine with schrapnel wounds to the head was brought from Fallujah to a military hospital in Baghdad, Iraq Monday, Nov. 8, 2004. The 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad's Green zone is preparing for the possibility of high casualties from this week's Fallujah offensive.(AP Photo/John Moore)

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A wounded Iraqi civilian is transferred to a local Iraqi hospital after being treated for shrapnel wounds at the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 14, 2005. (AP Photo/John Moore)

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In this image released by the US Army, the 28th Combat Support Hospital is seen near Baghdad in this aerial photo made April 2003. By mid-November, 2004, 10,369 American soldiers had been wounded in battle in Afghanistan or Iraq, and 1,004 had died _ a survival rate of roughly 90 percent. (AP Photo/ U.S. Army)

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Maj. Patrick McAndrew, right, checks on a casualty of a bomb attack as she is carried into the 31st Combat Support Hospital in downtown Baghdad, Iraq, on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004. Two bombers penetrated the tightly guarded Green Zone Thursday. (AP Photo/Chicago Tribune, Kuni Takahashi)

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Medics and nurses unload an injured American soldier from a Marine medevac helicopter at the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004. The soldier received a gunshot wound to the head and later went into surgery.(AP Photo/John Moore)

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** EDS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT ** U.S. Army nurse Cpt. Misty Collins checks on a severely wounded American survivor from Thursday's "hand carried" bomb attack in the Green Zone, while in the 31st Combat Support Hospital hospital in Baghdad, Iraq Friday, Oct. 15, 2004. The U.S. Embassy and Iraqi government buildings are located in the heavily fortified area. (AP Photo/John Moore)

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Maj. Patrick McAndrew, left, assists a casualty of a bomb attack as he walks into the 31st Combat Support Hospital in downtown Baghdad Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004. Two bombers penetrated the tightly guarded Green Zone Thursday. (AP Photo/Chicago Tribune, Kuni Takahashi)

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An American soldier wounded by a rocket-propelled grenade is wheeled into the U.S. military's Ibn Sina Hospital in the Green Zone of Baghdad, Iraq Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2004 after being evacuated by helicopter from north of Baghdad. Most seriously wounded American, coalition and Iraqi soldiers in Iraq are funneled through the hospital, making it the busiest combat trauma hospital in the world, according to the military. Decorations are seen on the ceiling for the upcoming Halloween holiday. (AP Photo/John Moore)

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Medics from the 31st Combat Support Hospital pray Saturday, April 17, 2004, with Army Chaplain Capt. Dawud Agbere, second from right, during last rites for a soldier who died under fire near Baghdad, Iraq. From left: Spc. Scott Gillis, Sgt. First Class Karen Fish, the chaplain and Medical Director Maj. Dr. John Hammock, right. The chaplain prayed for the soldier, his unit, his commanders, his family, the doctors who treated him and the medics who seeing so much tragedy every day. (AP Photo/The Washington Times, Maya Alleruzzo) ** MANDATORY CREDIT, WASHINGTON POST OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, MAGS OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES **

Source of DoD photos below: http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil/DVIC_View/Still_Search.cfm

Captions by Department of Defense
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US Army (USA) Medical Technicians assigned to the 86TH COMBAT SUPPORT HOSPITAL (CSH), use a litter patient transport dolly to transport A wounded Soldier to a waiting helicopter inside the Green Zone, at Baghdad, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

Camera Operator: MSGT DAVE AHLSCHWEDE, USAF Date Shot: 10 Feb 2005

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US Army (USA) personnel with the 86TH COMBAT SUPPORT HOSPITAL (CSH), carry a patient from an HH60 Black Hawk Air Ambulance to a waiting ambulance for ground transportation to a hospital at a forward-deployed location in southern Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

Camera Operator: SSGT SHANE CUOMO, USAF Date Shot: 5 Apr 2003

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US Army (USA) Medical Technicians render aid to Soldiers injured during a high-speed car accident in Baghdad, Iraq. The injured Soldiers will be airlifted to the nearest COMBAT SUPPORT HOSPITAL for advanced medical treatment.

Camera Operator: SSGT MYLES D. CULLEN, USAF Date Shot: 13 Jul 2004

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An injured insurgent is treated at the 31st COMBAT SUPPORT HOSPITAL for gunshot wounds in Baghdad, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

Camera Operator: SSGT D. MYLES CULLEN, USAF Date Shot: 26 Jun 2004

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US Army (USA) Specialists (SPC) Gilbert Long, left and Brian Hawkins, help an unidentified American soldier in his hospital bed at the 31st COMBAT SUPPORT HOSPITAL Baghdad, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

Camera Operator: SSGT D. MYLES CULLEN, USAF Date Shot: 26 Jun 2004

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An injured insurgent is treated by US Army (USA) personnel at the 31st COMBAT SUPPORT HOSPITAL for gunshot wounds in Baghdad, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

Camera Operator: SSGT D. MYLES CULLEN, USAF Date Shot: 26 Jun 2004

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