The 10-day, 0,000 exercise is the largest mass-casualty drill ever held in Vermont. Our jobs would be to serve as mock casualties, complete with makeup, costumes, prosthetics and acting parts, all of which help simulate the gory realism of an actual disaster.It involves more than 5,000 participants from more than two dozen federal, state and local agencies, including Vermont's Army and Air National Guards, 16 area hospitals, the Department of Homeland Security, the American Red Cross, and the U. It's one thing for emergency responders to role-play a single-site disaster using mannequins.Unable to move from his bed due to a life-threatening blood clot, a pale Duley, then 40, talked to me in detail about the fateful February day he stepped on a Taliban bomb and lost both legs and his left arm.As a freelance photographer who documents humanitarian disasters he had braved more war zones than the average soldier.A year after our conversation Duley managed to gain the mobility and money to get back Afghanistan, taking the opportunity to not only shed a series of beautifully composed spotlights on the medical shortcomings and prejudice facing those disabled by landmines in the country but also to make a documentary film about his journey and the people he met. Introducing the film on Facebook last night Duley said: “If ever a film was made with blood, sweat and tears; this is it. ”The documentary shows Duley returning to Afghanistan to discover that treatment for Afghan amputees - a significant number of whom are children - is tragically lacking.I couldn't be prouder to have been part of its making and hope it creates the impact it deserves. Despite the prevalence of civilian victims with either one or more limbs missing there is no strategic medical plan in place to help them.Some had read about the job on Craigslist, others in the Seven Days story I wrote several weeks ago about E-9, the Colorado Springs, Colo., company contracted by the feds to provide logistical support to Vigilant Guard. "For 80 bucks and zombie makeup, I am," countered Nichole Magoon, a Champlain College staffer who does improv at the Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington. Marine Corps and served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.E-9 works these federally mandated drills all over the country and pays its extras well. "I'm kind of hoping for my intestines to hang out." At 8 a.m., a white cargo van pulled up, and out climbed Paul Ghiozzi and Charlie Vasseur, both with E-9. I'd interviewed Ghiozzi, a '96 Norwich University grad now living in Las Vegas, a few weeks ago by phone. Ghiozzi wore a black polo shirt and baseball cap turned backward, both of which bore the E-9 logo and motto: "Make It Happen!
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People in Los Angeles have been described as the walking wounded.
As well When I met Giles Duley at a London hospital in October 2011 where he was recovering from the latest in a series of operations.
Nine months earlier he had trodden on a landmine while embedded with American troops in Afghanistan and become the first, and so far only, British civilian triple-amputee to survive his injuries from the conflict.
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