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Topic: Nangarhar University Medical School

Patients line up for care in Sherzad

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell
Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Gul Alam, a metalworker and village elder in Sherzad District, woke up early December 26th.

He didn’t hear the rooster’s crow in his small village that morning. In fact, he doesn’t hear much any morning.

Alam, a white-bearded man approaching 65 years old, has had hearing problems for as long as he can remember.

Yet, the frail Afghan, who walks with a cane, travelled several kilometers to the Mannakhil Comprehensive Health Care Center next to the Sherzad District Center in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province to get checked out by combat medics assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, and their Afghan National Army counterparts.

Afghan boys crowd each other to get a piece of candy handed out by Afghan National Army combat medics outside the Mannakhil Comprehensive Health Care Center in Sherzad District in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province Dec. 26th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

Afghan boys crowd each other to get a piece of candy handed out by Afghan National Army combat medics outside the Mannakhil Comprehensive Health Care Center in Sherzad District in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province Dec. 26th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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