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Beyond The Battlefield: With Better Technology And Training, Medics Saving More Lives

David Wood
First Posted: 10/11/11 08:28 AM ET

Stepping carefully through the blinding sun and heat and dust of southern Afghanistan with Lance Cpl. Tyler Southern and several squads of sweating Marines was a brand-new Navy corpsman, James Stoddard. He had never treated a real-life battle casualty. He was 19 years old.

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