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)

“Everybody’s bleeding. Who do you take first?”

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 only the most basic medical supplies, army corpsmen were often forced to make life and death decisions about their wounded platoon-mates. Listen:

(Originally published March 4, 2016)

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