Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Magical Coconut Milk
May 15 at 9:19am
This is my last day with American veterans of the Mayaguez Incident. In about 10 minutes we will head to the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh for final activities.
A few days ago we were on Koh Tang island and the vets were hiking around in the very hot and humid jungle looking at old battle sites. One veteran got heat exhaustion and was heading towards heat stroke, which is lethal.
Other Marine veterans took him down to the sea and put him in the sea. This cooled his core but he was still crashing. He could not drink water and was vomiting. I got him a coconut which he was able to take somewhat.
Later I asked the Cambodian Navy for more coconuts for others and they graciously supplied about 15 more in five minutes.
Coconut juice is like magic.