Not all warriors carry a weapon

(Via an email reflector that must remain nameless)

Paulette Smith-Kimble stood, stunned, in the entryway of a large room where she had helped put many wounded soldiers on the path to healing.

Blood covered the floor. Men and women writhed in pain. Some were past feeling pain.

Outside, the shooting suspect was down. Smith-Kimble, an experienced nurse, had verified that the medic had kept him alive. She had checked on a police officer who had returned fire. And she had helped coordinate the nursing students who had come flooding onto the scene from their graduation next door to help.

Inside, a downed soldier lay to her left. She was too far gone. Move on.

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