From Oro Valley to Afghanistan
CDO grad provides life-saving triage after bus explosion
Brent Winnie returned home to Oro Valley for a visit, much to
the delight of his friends and family. The 2006 graduate of Canyon
Del Oro High School is a member of the 6th Kandak Advisor Team that
mentors and partners with the Afghan National Army. On June 30, he
rendered life-saving care to multiple victims of a bus explosion
caused by an improvised explosive device.
“It was a very tough day,” said Capt. Richard Porter. “Everyone
did a good job. Winnie was just flying around doing work.” Porter,
the Marine advisor team leader to the Afghan National Army 6th
Kandak, was the on-scene commander during the events of June
A Black Hawk helicopter lands to medically evacuate survivors
from a bus that hit an improvised explosive device on June 30.
Afghan soldiers from the 6th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 215th Corps,
rescued civilians from the blast and treated them at their base
before sending them to follow-on care at Camp Bastion.