U.S. medics deal with horrific injuries in Afghanistan

As the war begins to wind down, field medics still deal with gruesome injuries and casualties caused by IEDs and explosions


Gregg Zoroya
USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — In the flickering light of a flare drifting to earth, Army flight medic Daniel "Buzz" Buzard spots a scrum of U.S. soldiers bearing a wounded comrade across a stony Afghan riverbed en route to his helicopter.

Only night-vision goggles illuminate on this moonless night, and a glimpse of the casualty leaves Buzard cold.

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