- Title: GERMANY: U.S. Soldiers injured in Iraq arrive at Ramstein airbase
- Date: 2nd April 2003
- Summary: (U6) RAMSTEIN, GERMANY (APRIL 01, 2003) (REUTERS) LV/GV/PAN/GV: PLANE COMING IN TO LAND; PLANE TAXIING ON TARMAC AND COMING TO REST; NOSE OF PLANE (3 SHOTS) GV/LV: TAIL ENTRY RAMP LOWERING (2 SHOTS) GV/PAN/LV: WALKING WOUNDED COMING OFF PLANE AND CLIMBING INTO MILITARY HOSPITAL BUS; GROUP OF SOLDIERS CUTAWAY; SECOND BUS REVERSING TOWARDS RAMP; STRETCHER WOUNDED BEING CARRIED FROM PLANE AND PUT INTO REAR OF BUS; BUS DRIVING OFF (9 SHOTS)
- Embargoed: 17th April 2003 13:00
- Location: RAMSTEIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Conflict,Defence / Military
- Reuters ID: LVAAKQ9RF60VEJVJ1QIGLOA5N8U8
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- Story Text: A U.S. military plane has landed at Ramstein in Germany carrying wounded soldiers back from the conflict in Iraq.
The plane landed at the Ramstein airbase at about 1615GMT on Tuesday (April 1). Of the 25 casualties on board eight had been wounded in battle, they will be treated at the U.S. military hospital in nearby Landstuhl. This brings the total of U.S. military personnel being treated in Germany to
There was no information on which services the casualties came from.
The base at Ramstein is one of the biggest staging areas for U.S. troops and military supplies in Europe, around 7,600 U.S. military personnel are based there.
U.S. soldiers injured in military conflicts are often taken to the nearby regional medical centre in Landstuhl for first treatment. It's the largest U.S. military hospital outside of the United States and capacity is routinely increased during conflicts.
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