They all seemed to be in a rush. One actual tense Marine knelt at my head with a clipboard and saved asking me for my name, rank, and serial wide variety; how many times did I need to tell him? Whatever they had been doing to my legs hurt. I moaned in ache. It felt as though they had just closed endure traps on them. A voice came from at the back of the Marine with the clipboard. It stated “Hang in there West.” The Marine beside me moved, and I ought to see Lieutenant Cruikshank. He changed into on the noticed horses on my left and prefer me, surrounded via human beings working on him. We made eye contact and he closed his eyes, passing out. Why the hell changed into I nevertheless unsleeping? All I desired changed into to go to sleep and escape the unrelenting pain. I didn’t care or think about waking up. I simply desired it to be over. It took place to me that if I turned into still this conscious of things, I ought to simply rise up and leave this location. I went to upward thrust up on my elbows, made it approximately half way and fell again to the stretcher, drained from the attempt.