STORY: 10 U.S. Soldiers Fainting At Combat Practicing With TNI Year 2009
Ten U.S. Marines are called United States Marine Corps ( USMC ) had to be evacuated due to fatigue during training in jungle survival Selogiri , Banyuwangi , East Java , on Tuesday . Staff Information Office ( Dispen ) Marine Corps First Lieutenant March Mardiono reported since Monday ( 19/10 ) until Tuesday ( 20/10 ) , recorded 10 fallen American soldiers and Marines could not continue due to exhaustion and survival training is not resistant to tropical weather .
” For example , Ranus ( 26 ) at the rank of BFC and born in California , is one of 10 U.S. Marines Soldiers were forced to evacuate a medical team from the Indonesian Marine Corps , ” he said , accompanied by his colleague Sergeant March Kuwadi .
Survival Exercise was followed 362 American Marines who guided 16 coaches , three interpreters ( translators ) , four communications personnel , and five Pandu Combat Team Soldier ( Rupanpur ) Navy Marine Corps . The survival activity is part of a series of joint exercises ( Latma ) U.S. Marines and Indonesia , titled ” Interoperability Field Training Exercise ( IIP ? FTX ) 2009 ” in Situbondo and Banyuwangi , 17 to 24 October 2009.
Latma is commanded by Colonel Marines Nur Alam was conducted at four places , namely in Banongan Beach , Marine Puslatpur Karangtekok , District Banyu White , Situbondo , Pasewaran , and forest Selogiri Banyuwangi . In Selogiri , 362 U.S. Marines Soldiers who explored the wild forest was divided into two waves each wave is divided into five teams , accompanied by coaches and doctors from the Navy Marine Corps .
One by one team was dispatched into the forest , but the committee has prepared a minefield rintangngan and installed in such a way that as a challenge , so the occasional sound of a mine that exploded from behind the forest grove . The blast made the soldiers scrambling , but they still coordinate with each other in a single command to the commander of his squad .
Before undergoing the war in the woods , the U.S. Marines were equipped with some knowledge and insight related to how to survive in the woods . ” They also teach us how to eat the plants in the forest , animal face among several types of snakes and wild animals , ” said Chief Tim ( Katim ) Survival Marine Captain M Machfud .
Other coaches , Pelda Mujiono Marines practicing how to correct the tame snake . Several U.S. Marines also exist that try to eat some wild plant species . With limited logistical preparations , a soldier is required to survive . Each wave of the Survival Training takes four days and nights .
” They face a tough challenge , even though they carry combat equipment such as M.16 A4 rifle , GPMG , other sophisticated weapons are equipped with infra- red , fairly sophisticated communications equipment , and digital tools hint position on the earth ( Global Positioning System / GPS ) , ” he said