Month: January 2018

Battle Tested – Baptist Health enlists in fight to help a wounded warrior

Anthony Ameen, a former combat medic and Purple Heart recipient, was grappling with the future.

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Amputee War Veteran and Dad of 4 Dedicates Life to Helping Other Wounded Warriors

For years after he lost his left leg to an IED explosion in Afghanistan while running to rescue a wounded Marine, Anthony “Doc” Ameen lived with an open wound on his remaining leg as a constant reminder of the horror he experienced on July 21, 2008, in the Battle of Nowzad.

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Google facilitates needed help for wounded military veterans

In 2008, I was serving as a hospital corpsman in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when my unit came under attack. As I rushed to help an injured Marine, I stepped on an IED. And in that split second, my life changed.

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Wounded veteran saved by South Florida surgeons

MIAMI (WSVN) – South Florida surgeons came together to help a soldier who was severely injured after he tried to save another soldier’s life.

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Baptist Health Helps Wounded Warrior Stand Strong

Ameen, a Navy corpsman in Afghanistan in 2008, was running to save a wounded Marine when he stepped on an IED and his legs, and life, shattered.

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A wartime injury inspired me to give back

In 2008, I was serving as a hospital corpsman in Helmand Province, Afghanistan when my unit came under attack. As I rushed to help an injured Marine, I stepped on an IED.

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Anthony Ameen lost left leg after stepping on IED in Afghanistan

A war veteran who received the Purple Heart after saving the life of a wounded Marine during an attack in Afghanistan arrived Monday in South Florida to undergo surgery to save his leg.

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Marine Corps

On behalf of the Marine Corps League Fountain Hills AZ Detachment 1439, I would like to thank all of our 20-plus sponsors, 60-plus golfers and the many volunteers, along with Desert Canyon Golf Club and its staff, for helping us have a successful 2017 Inaugural Golf Tournament!

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Veterans Keep Giving Back

Major Scott Smiley has a vision, even after losing the power of sight. Smiley is one of roughly 17 percent of wounded service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who suffered an injury to their eyes, many of them left in partial or total blindness.

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