Skip to comments.LTG Funk talks doctors' life-saving teamwork on injured Navy EOD tech
Posted on 12/19/2017 1:14:12 PM PST by Elderberry
FORT HOOD - Navy Chief Petty Officer Kenton Stacy, an EOD tech, is recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio from life-threatening injuries he sustained while working on an IED at a medical facility in Syria.
Operation Inherent Resolve Commander Lieutenant General Paul Funk discussed the harrowing efforts to bring Stacy home to U.S. soil after the injury.
Stacy has a long road to recovery.
Funk said after Stacy's surgery, special forces medics started life-saving procedures on the EOD tech. He was first flown to a surgical team in Raqqah, where every member of the team gave him blood to keep him alive.
"This is a surgical team, they get him stabilized after multiple surgeries, after multiple pints of blood. They get him stable enough to put him in the bird. They've opened his chest, his belly and the surgical team now is standing up strapped to the floor of this CV-22 massaging his heart on the way to the hospital," Funk said.
Normally, the flight lasts one hour and 20 minutes. The forces transported Stacy from Syria to a hospital in Baghdad in 48 minutes, according to Funk.
Along the transport, Stacy went through 42 pints of blood, Funk said.
At one point, a doctor said Stacy's wounds were not survivable. But the doctors continued to work on him, according to Funk.
"It's the will of the people to make this happen," Funk said.
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Too long ago to be the same guy, he was a general back in the lat eighties.
Most people don’t realize the US invasion of Panama was actually about a bank robbery, more or less:
Corrupt but foresighted Noriega was in the habit of inviting US officials to raucous Panamanian parties, then furtively videotaping the baudy goings-on, the better for blackmail material, in case the US got cold-footed about their support for him.
He spilled the beans and apparently the guy most motivated to “correct the situation” was George Bush senior, former Director of the CIA.
I conceed it ABSOLUTELY sounds like leftist pulp-fiction “The US is Evil..!” drivel, but there it is, all the same.
Apparently the videos were kept in some bank and in a fit of bad judgement Noriega NAMED it, not banking on the depth of the US reaction.
Related? How nepotic (if that is a word).
Yes, Gen. Funk’s son. He took command a while back; it was a pretty big deal around here. In a good way, I should say.
He came out to Ft Irwin to review progress on the upgrade we were installing. Word was he had a day staff and an evening staff, and worked with them both. This was during the Panama planning I believe.
The EOD guy was trying to disarm a bomb in a hospital in Syria? Amazing how people came together to help but that sentence startled me.
Will his son be “grand Funk”?
Hope he gets better treatment than the average Military man at a VA hospital.
Lawsuit over the BAD treatment and mandatory withdrawal of Pain Meds even those war wounded and in Intractable/Chronic pain.
Civilians with same pain issues are welcome to join.
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