A combat medic was asked to go above and beyond while treating a soldier who lost both of his legs in bomb blast in Helmland Province, Afghanistan.
A WOUNDED squaddie who had just lost both legs in a Taliban bomb blast begged a medic to show him her boobs — to help relieve his agony.
Private Emily Tomkins refused, but saved his life earning a bravery award for her heroics in Helmand, Afghanistan.
Emily, 21, initially gave the man a shot of morphine, but explained she could not risk giving any more despite his agony.
Then he said: “Well do something useful and show me your boobs.”
The Army combat medic, from Southampton, stemmed his blood loss then helped drag the squaddie to safety. Emily, of 4 Medical Regiment, was awarded a Mention in Despatches.
However, yesterday at her barracks in Aldershot, Hants, she said: “I was just doing my job.”
Comments to the story say it’s not an uncommon request:
“Here’s the deal. I am an Army medic, and I have heard this kind of sh– so many times. I have had guys ask me to flash them, give them oral sex, have sex with them, so they ‘feel better’. It is the biggest bunch of bull—-. If it was one guy, badly wounded, who cracked a joke, I might give him a pass. But it’s so many of them, and it’s so often. I am highly trained. I am extremely good at my job. I love my job. I am here to save your miserable f—ing life. At least *pretend* like you see me as a fellow soldier, maybe even as a person, rather than a camouflaged fleshlight on legs.”
Private Tompkins even wrote about the incident to US Army WTF! Moments:
Hey everyone!! I think I did an awesome job out there an the guy I saved is really greatful!! And still he asks if he can see my boobs I just laugh it off!! He is a lovely lad and is doing very well recently last week he walked on his new legs!!! Bless him, I gave him morphine and it worked a little but not enough and he wanted more!! I was just stunned he was joking around when I was treating him, we were being attacked at te same time so I was having bullets whizz over my head, but all I was concentratin on was saving my casualty, he wanted a mention in the papers but as I cannot say his name I decided to show how amazing he was in that situation I’m sorry if it has offended some people but that was just the situation we was in at the time!! Thanks Emily Tomkins MID winner