A group of U.S. marines arriving in Afghanistan
found themselves taking a surprise refresher
course on first aid. Following an involved
lesson on making splints, dressing wounds and
applying tourniquets to stop bleeding, the
instructor decided to determine how well the
marine class had grasped the information given.
"Goldberg ," he said, pointing to one of the
marines, "say you captured Bin Laden and find
he has sustained a minor head wound, what do
you do about it?"
"That’s easy, Sir," said Goldberg. "I wrap a
tourniquet around his neck and tighten it
until the bleeding stops."