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Tuesday, June 28, 2005


US Army Photo
MEDEVAC — U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda Watkins, right, a flight medic, escorts stretcher bearers with a wounded Iraqi soldier to a waiting Black Hawk helicopter for medical evacuation. Watkins is assigned to the 1159th Medical Company. The company helicopters serve as airborne emergency rooms, treating wounded Iraqi and Coalition Forces soldiers, Iraqi civilians and suspected insurgents. U.S. Army photo -- Story

"Our whole purpose in life is to get the medics to the patients, and the
patients to the hospital. If we have a patient where every second counts, we
push the aircraft harder. . ."
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