US Army Medics, stories from Afghanistan

I found this story on the website AliJazeera and couldn’t help but be inspired to share this story.   It has been 10 years since the 9/11 attacks, and since the US launched attacks against the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Since then thousands of combatants and tens of thousands more civilians have been killed […]

I found this story on the website AliJazeera and couldn’t help but be inspired to share this story.

 

It has been 10 years since the 9/11 attacks, and since the US launched attacks against the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.

Since then thousands of combatants and tens of thousands more civilians have been killed or wounded. A US army medical team travels by helicopter across the country to pick up casualties, often coming under attack themselves.

On this episode of People & Power veteran cameraman Vaughn Smith travels with the paramedics of the 214th aviation regiment to see how the team provide care to those most in need.

One Response to “US Army Medics, stories from Afghanistan”

  1. Eldon March 11, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    I was a medic in the military and I am amazed at how much better the medics are trained and equipped than they used to be. To bad it has taken so long for the military to learn how important field medicine is and how many lives could have been saved back in the 80’s and 90’s let alone during Vietnam.

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