LT Ben Melton found his platoon in a difficult position. During an
engagement with insurgents, one of the members of his platoon
engaged a local national that was fleeing the area. It appeared to the
Soldier taking the shot that the local national had a pistol slipped in his
belt. The platoon moved up to find that the local national did not have
a weapon and was severely wounded in his shoulder. Despite the risk
to his platoon and the medical assets, LT Melton made the decision to
immediately provide medical care. While making this decision, LT
Melton was fully aware that there would be an investigation resulting
from this incident.
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