Short Study File #54
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[CID statement of Donald Jeffery, medical corpsman]
About 0350 hrs, 17 Feb 70, the ambulance section of USAH where I was assigned for duty was alerted to go to 544 Castle Dr. Ft Bragg NC, to pick up victims ofa stabbing. PFC CASTELAN got into my ambulance as the attendant and we proceeded to the address given to us over the radio. A second ambulance followed us operated by SP4 PAULSEN and PFC NUCHERENO. On arrival at 544 Castle Dr., we were advised that only CPT MACDONALD was alive, but that he was badly hurt. CASTELAN and I prepared the litter and entered the quarters through the front door. From the front room hallway entrance we could see that the CPT's head was towards the master bedroom door so we stopped and turned the litter around, then proceeded to the bedroom. Once inside we place the CPT on the litter and proceeded out again. As we passed the bedroom located on the left in the hallway, the CPT attempted to get off the litter. He grabbed for the door and I had to stop and move to him to calm him down. He said "I've got to get to my kids and see if they're OK" he was crying when he said this and his speech was broken. I told him that his kids were alright and he settled down. On arrival at the emergency room the attendants took over. I remained at the hospital for about 30 minutes then returned to the quarters I had come from to stand-by.
Q. Who put CPT on the litter?
A. PVT NUCHERENO, SP4 PAULSEN, PFC CASTELAN an MP and I.
Q. What part of the CPT did you get hold of to lace him on the litter?
A. I placed my hands under his back.
Q. Did you see any blood on the CPT's hands?
A. I didn't notice if they were bloodied or not.
Q. Were the CPT's pajama bottom damp or bloodied in any way?
A. I noticed that the crotch of his pajamas were torn, but I didn't notice if they were damp or bloodied.
Q. Was there much blood on the CPT?
A. I saw some blood on his chest, but he did not appear to be very bloody. I saw three puncture holes which appeared to have been made by a small knife, these appeared to be in his frontal area.
Q. Did CPT MacDONALD say anything enroute to the hospital?
A. I was driving the ambulance and didn't talk to him but I didn't talk to him but I did overhear him say he needed some fluids in his body because he was going to pass out and was going into shock. While in the quarters he told us to elevate his feet, this is where he first told us that he going into shock, then again as we passed Mallonee Village, Ft Bragg, NC. CASTELAN told me that the CPT had said while in the ambulance that his wife had called out to him "help me Jeff, help me Jeff but I just couldn't get to her."
Q. Did he say why he couldn't get to her?
A. No he did not, I also heard this same thing from him as we were putting him on the litter at his quarters.