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Oath Keepers Assist Doctors in Medical Evacuation of Critically Ill Child in Puerto Rico

Oath Keepers is going into Puerto Rico this morning to assist Dr. Alison Thompson and her team from Third Wave Volunteers as they attempt to save the life of a child who has been manually ventilated ever since the hospital generators and back up batteries failed.   They will be flying in by private chartered plane into Aguada in NW Puerto Rico, where they will evacuate the critically ill child, flying the child to a fully functioning hospital in the Continental United States.

Starting today, Oath Keepers teams will be on the ground in Puerto Rico and will be there for the coming weeks, protecting and assisting Dr. Thompson and her Third Wave Volunteers medical/rescue teams.   After we complete this first mission to evacuate the child, we will then push out into remote rural areas of Puerto Rico to help people who have not received medical attention, food, or clean water since the hurricane.

Oath Keepers military, police, and EMS personnel will serve as the security for Dr. Thompson’s medical/rescue teams, to keep them safe while they do what they do best – save lives.  As always, we go where others won’t, which is a perfect fit for Dr. Thompson and her amazing crew, who have the same mindset.  They are intent on going wherever needed in Puerto Rico to get hurricane victims the medical care they need, and to facilitate emergency evacuation of those whose lives are in danger and are in need of advanced care.

Dr. Thompson’s motto is: Its easy to be in the wrong place at the wrong time but its Leadership to be in the wrong place at the right time!”  Amen. 

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Please help support this vital mission to protect our medical/search and rescue first-responders so they can do their heroic work safely.

As oath-sworn military and police veterans, we feel it is our duty to step up and use our skillsets to help save lives, in the true spirit of the protector.  Sheepdogs, it’s time to step up.   Don’t leave Doctors, nurses, and medics vulnerable to predatory criminals trying to take advantage of a truly horrific grid-down disaster in Puerto Rico.  Help us help them.   Do so in person if you can, but if you can’t, please help us send those who can go.


Please also consider a donation to support the incredible work being done by Third Wave Volunteers.  Go here to donate to their work.  We first met Dr. Thompson while doing disaster relief work in Texas after hurricane Harvey.

Oath Keepers Assist Doctors in Medical Evacuation of Critically Ill Child in Puerto Rico

Dr, Thompson at work.  Yes, she carries her own personal wakizashi Samurai sword for self-defense.   She’s a character. 

First into Puerto Rico today will be a two man Oath Keepers security team who will help Dr. Thompson’s medical team evacuate the child.  One of our team members will be Florida Oath Keepers leader Scott Dunn, who is a retired trauma nurse, veteran police and corrections officer, and a U.S. Army Ranger School graduate.   Dr. Thompson asked Scott to go on this first-flight-in because of his extensive experience in the E.R. as well as his capabilities as a protector.  Also on this first two-man security team will be Oath Keepers Founder, Stewart Rhodes, who is an Army Airborne veteran and former volunteer fire-fighter.

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Following on later this afternoon will be three more Oath Keepers, including Ranger veteran Ivan Chiplinsky (also one of our key Florida leaders), Army combat veteran David Harrington (a Missouri police academy graduate who studied with John Karriman), and brave videographer Keith from Patriot Warrior Media, who is a former EMT and fire-fighter with extensive trauma experience (Keith was recently brutally attacked by Antifa thugs.  He has since joined Oath Keepers and is now under our protection).

This first five-man team will be quickly strengthened by additional Oath Keepers teams which are on their way.   Dr. Thompson is arranging the private flights from the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area into Puerto Rico.   If you are a “quiet professional” with the requisite background and training, and the presence of mind and calmness under pressure to operate as a security escort for doctors, medics, and search and rescue personnel in a potentially dangerous disaster environment, please volunteer to help us.   You can contact us at: and we will begin the vetting process.  We will post up more details on that shortly.

We also welcome medical professionals who want to volunteer.   We will put you in contact with Dr. Thompson’s team.  If your skills are in both the medical and security (military, police, or other relevant training and experience) all the better!   Like Scott Dunn, we highly value those who can wear multiple “hats” in a situation like this.   God bless you, and you are welcome on our team.  Just email us at


Why are we going into Puerto Rico?  Because it’s the right thing to do.

Oath Keepers


Oath Keepers Assist Doctors in Medical Evacuation of Critically Ill Child in Puerto Rico


Oath Keepers Assist Doctors in Medical Evacuation of Critically Ill Child in Puerto Rico





Stewart Rhodes

Stewart is the founder and National President of Oath Keepers. He served as a U.S. Army paratrooper until disabled in a rough terrain parachuting accident during a night jump. He is a former firearms instructor, former member of Rep. Ron Paul’s DC staff, and served as a volunteer firefighter in Montana. Stewart previously wrote the monthly Enemy at the Gates column for S.W.A.T. Magazine. Stewart graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where his paper “Solving the Puzzle of Enemy Combatant Status” won Yale’s Miller prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights. He assisted teaching U.S. military history at Yale, was a Yale Research Scholar, and is writing a book on the dangers of applying the laws of war to the American people.


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  1. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Puerto Rico as well as all the wonderful volunteers.

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