Bravo for the Medical Help

Airmen and additional US military personnel from Joint Task Force-Bravo came together with Honduran medical partners to provide general medical care to more than 1,100 victims of severe flooding around Choluteca in southern Honduras. “The places chosen were the hardest hit by torrential rain, mudslides, flooding, and sink holes,” said 1st. Lt. Tyler Grunewald, medical operations officer with the task force’s medical element. He added, “The recent weather and the destruction of crops from flooding made survival tough for these villages and consequently affected their health.” During the two-day mission, Nov. 29-30, the US and Honduran medical staff treated villagers for illnesses, provided dental care, filled thousands of pharmacy prescriptions, and educated the villagers on preventative medicine. “Some of these people haven’t been treated in their entire lifetime,” noted SrA. Michael Marshburn of the medical element. (Choluteca report by TSgt. Matthew McGovern)