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
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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