When the chopper lifted off moments later with three wounded soldiers, it left behind others who were wounded but refused to be MEDEVACED out of the combat zone so they could return to fight with their buddies.
Soldiers told the MEDEVAC crew that troops were donating blood during the battle, so it could be transfused into wounded comrades.
Go read. And give, if you can. I'm going to copy the donation info here:
Here is where to donate online using your credit card.
Here is where to mail checks:
COP Keating Relief Fund
PO Box 1954
Make sure you have COP Keating Relief Fund on the check so we can allocate it correctly.
If you want to send stuff today, and do it completely on your own, please mail to:
CSM Robert Wilson
TF Mountain Warrior
APO AE 09354