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         Explosive Ordnance Disposal Report (AFTO 350) F1110-35 
    
    Narrative (Continued)
    
        
    After an overnight stay et Daharan AB,, SMSgt Feeney, MSgt Alt, TSgt Andrews,
    SSgts Cooke, Courtney, Hunter, Kruger, Ortloff, Swearingen, Tassey,
    Weidenbacher, and York, and Sgts Oliver, Siegler, and White proceeded to Riyadh
    AB. We had dropped off some equipment and picked up additional items, plus
    one passenger, MSgt Miller
    
    About one hour out of Daharan, at approximately 0950, we encountered a
    one-vehicle accident involving a civilian pickup truck, the occupants of which
    were civilian foreign nationals. The truck had rolled over and slid
    approximately 200 meters along and off the highway. An adult female occupant
    had severe injuries to her right arm, which apparently had been crushed
    between the truck and road. She was bleeding severely and still in the truck,
    which was leaking gasoline. An adult male occupant was attempting to help
    her. There were also two children, a boy of about ten years old and a girl of
    about six hears The adult male appeared uninjured, the boy had multiple
    bruises and a deep cut on one hand, and the girl was bruised and cut on her
    forehead. Approximately 50 civilians had by this time stopped in the area,
    but the scene was total chaos and no effective efforts were in progress to aid
    the injured or control the possibility of fire.
    
    MSgt Alt and SSgt Tassey immediately began first aid on the woman and removed
    her from the truck. Other members of our party directed traffic,
    stopped the'gas leak, posted a fire guard, collected additional bandages and
    first aid suppiles, attempted to contact medivac personnel by radio
    (unsuccessfully), secured our vehicles and equipment, and began first aid on
    the children By 1020, after over a dozen bandages, the woman's bleeding was
    under control. Several civilians loaded her into a car and took her away. I
    have no doubt that Alt and Massey saved her life, and may have saved her arm.
    The civilians around the accident had no idea what to do, had no first aid
    suppiles, and without our help she would have bled to death before getting to
    a hospital. We also cleaned and bandaged the childrens injuries. We elected
    to leave the overturned vehicle in place for local authorities to deal with,
    collected our equipment, and departed the area at approximately 1030. About
    five minutes later we passed a police car heading toward the accident.
    
    After stopping for fuel and lunch, we encountered a U.S Army mail truck
    broken down about one hour out of Riyadh. Our two mechanics inspected the
    vehicle, which could not be started, and determined it was sate to tow start
    with an M35 2.5 ton truck, which we did using the Army's tow bar. We
    proceeded to Riyadh AB and downloaded whatever needed to be locked up for the
    night.
    
    The following day, TSgt Andrews and twelve other personnel spent four hours
    downloading and sorting equipment. This terminated actions in direct support
    of Kuwaiti Airfield clearance operatlons~
    
       
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