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Field Hospital at Taqadumm, Iraq

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An injured Marine is rushed to a waiting helicopter following emergency surgery for injuries suffered in a mortar attack. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Navy Lt. Commander Dr. Alex Chow
Lt. Cmdr. Dr. Alex Chow performs surgery on a Marine inside the surgical shock trauma operating room. The operating room is set up inside a tent and can be deployed anywhere in the battlefield. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Surgery
An injured Marine is treated for injuries sufftered in a motar attack that struck while he and other were playing a game of football on a base near Ramadi. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Navy Lt. Commander Dr. Alex Chow
Dr. Alex Chow, center, looks at an X-ray on a laptop computer inside the surgical shock trauma operating room.. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Emergency surgery
Lt. Cmdr. Stacy Brethauer, Lt. Cmdr. Dr. Alex Chow, Cpt. Harold Bohman and HM1 Jennifer Mallory perform emergency surgery in the the surgical shock trauma operating room. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Navy Cpt. Dr. Harold Bohman
Navy Cpt. Dr. Harold Bohman, second from right, discusses the injury of a U.S. Marine inside a field hospital after he was injured along with a number of others in a mortar attack on a U.S. base near Ramadi that happened on Sunday. The medical unit at Taqaddum is now staffed with over 80 people which is up significantly over the last month. Five people were brought to the base by helicopter by air after the attack. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Injured
Navy Lt George Brand, left, and Navy HM3 Fultz,center, carry an injured Marine into an operating room after he was injured along with a number of others in a mortar attack on a U.S. base near Ramadi that happened on Sunday. The medical unit at Taqaddum is now staffed with over 80 people which is up significantly over the last month. Five people were brought to the base by helicopter by air after the attack. The injured had been playing a game of football. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Injured
An injured Marine lays under an American flag in a field hospital after he was injured along with several others in a mortar attack. He had been on base playing football with a group of others at the time of the attack. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
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