New Military Witness Reports Released From The Kabul Airport Bombings

On August 26th, the international airport in Kabul was packed with Afghan civilians fleeing the country, working their way past coalition and American soldiers to get to the awaiting aircraft. At 6:00 p.m., a suicide bomb went off with devastating results.

Eye Witness Account

Air Force Lt. Col. Brian Desautels had been at the airport for a little over a month before the bombing. His eye-witness account came out recently via an Air Force news release.

“There were lots of very badly injured people hurt … lots of blood. The surgeons were worn out. Many died on the operating table.”

Lt. Col. Brian Desautels

In the bombing, the United States lost 13 service members, 11 Marines, an Army soldier, and one Navy corpsman. Desautels' Personnel Recovery Task Force with 170 airmen trained in search and rescue prevented more Afghans from losing their lives.

The team worked as a part of Operation Allies Refuge to take care of the wounded and evacuate them from the airport. Pararescuemen provided trauma care to 24 casualties, and 20 more were cared for at the Marines' Casualty Collection Point.

Trained For This

Many PJs and PRTFs spend years preparing for a situation like the bombing, which led to levelheadedness and focus.

 "From day one, we did drills, exercises, and primary, alternate, contingency, and emergency plans for accountability.

“I was so proud of the [Personnel Recovery Task Force] to get full accountability within minutes. You can’t provide support without accountability. Once accounted for, I told them to find out where they could help,”

Lt. Col. Brian Desautels

His men did as much as they possibly could for everyone who was hurt in the bombing. But, it was a snippet of the weeks they had spent hard at work making sure they could evacuate the refugees.

Not The Norm

The soldiers knew that the Allies Refuge was not like any other time they had been in Afghanistan from the get-go. There were few supplies, no base support, and a sketchy security situation.

The Personnel Recovery Task Force had to be flexible and aware. The team had Guardian Angels who were ready to find, treat, and recover.

They helped get as many at-risk people out of the country as humanly possible, even if they had to coordinate it themselves, and they kept it up right until the final C-17 left on August 30th.

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6 comments on “New Military Witness Reports Released From The Kabul Airport Bombings”

    1. Biden is such a panty-waist! He is senile, slow, cannot think, loses his thought mid-sentence, and is a puppet for the DemoBrats, NOT a leader. America is in trouble unless we can get rid of Biden AND VP (very poor) Harris, who was chosen for her color and sex, NOT abilities of which she has none, and she hides every time something should be taken care of! Get rid of the senile old coots in Congress like Pelosi, and others who fall asleep in their chairs during session; put them out to pasture where they should have been long ago!

      1. I still cannot believe the ignorance of the people who voted for this career politician. He is just one of the idiots that has gotten our great country to the state it is in .

  1. The traitor-collaborator in the WHITE HOUSE is exposed. The untimely on purpose-accident of a purposely poorly executed withdrawl appeased the Taliban greatly. Now they can execute their bloodbath as they see fit.......NO BIDEN VOTERS among their kin folk here.

  2. We should have brought Americans out first and blown up all our equipment if we weren’t going to take it leaving it irreparable. The bundling of failures was crazy and irresponsible. Also as easy as the Afghan army gave up if we didn’t train a stronger Taliban, Issis or alqueda. They didn’t even fight they sat down

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