Private Emily Tomkins refused, but saved his life, earning a bravery award for her heroics in Helmand, Afghanistan, the UK Sun reports.
Tomkins, 21, initially gave the man a shot of morphine, but explained she could not risk giving any more despite his agony.
Then he said: “Well do something useful and show me your boobs.”
Tomkins treated the soldier wounded by an IED, attached tourniquets to stop blood loss, fitted a splint to his pelvis and bandaged his arm, she told the Daily Echo.
“It didn’t faze me whatsoever,” she said of his injuries.
She brushed off his unusual request and carried him to safety.
“He was in a brilliant mood. It was the worst situation to be making a joke,” she said.
Maybe this is the right attitude toward the comments of someone who had just had his legs blown off and received a dose of morphine.
Or maybe not. A female Army medic comments on Gawker’s version of this story that this all too common for female medics.
“Here’s the deal. I am an Army medic, and I have heard this kind of sh– so many times. I have had guys ask me to flash them, give them oral sex, have sex with them, so they ‘feel better’. It is the biggest bunch of bull—-. If it was one guy, badly wounded, who cracked a joke, I might give him a pass. But it’s so many of them, and it’s so often. I am highly trained. I am extremely good at my job. I love my job. I am here to save your miserable f—ing life. At least *pretend* like you see me as a fellow soldier, maybe even as a person, rather than a camouflaged fleshlight on legs.”
Hey everyone!! I think I did an awesome job out there an the guy I saved is really greatful!! And still he asks if he can see my boobs I just laugh it off!! He is a lovely lad and is doing very well recently last week he walked on his new legs!!! Bless him, I gave him morphine and it worked a little but not enough and he wanted more!! I was just stunned he was joking around when I was treating him, we were being attacked at te same time so I was having bullets whizz over my head, but all I was concentratin on was saving my casualty, he wanted a mention in the papers but as I cannot say his name I decided to show how amazing he was in that situation I’m sorry if it has offended some people but that was just the situation we was in at the time!! Thanks Emily Tomkins MID winner[photo via UK Sun]