Tough Call — WW2 Medic Recounts Agony of Choosing Which Wounded Comrades to Save (LISTEN)

A U.S. Army medic tends to a wounded GI during the Sicily campaign, 1943. (Image source: WikiCommons)

A U.S. Army medic tends to a wounded GI during the Sicily campaign, 1943. (Image source: WikiCommons)

OUR LATEST AudioBurst comes from an interview with a Second World War veteran named Maury who is still haunted by his experiences as a combat medic. Thrown into action with little formal training and limited medical supplies, army corpsmen were often forced to make life and death decisions about their wounded platoon-mates. Listen:

 

Leave a Reply