28 Dec '14, 2pm

Study looks at psychological effects suffered by combat medics

Study looks at psychological effects suffered by combat medics

Spc. Victor Bardales is treated for shrapnel wounds by medics Sgt. Joe Tapia, left, Sgt. Miles Boggs and Pfc. Nicholas Seay from a rocket-propelled grenade attack in May, near Combat Out Post Nalgham, Afghanistan. Laura Rauch/Stars and Stripes Laura Rauch/Stars and Stripes Spc. Victor Bardales is treated for shrapnel wounds by medics Sgt. Joe Tapia, left, Sgt. Miles Boggs and Pfc. Nicholas Seay from a rocket-propelled grenade attack near Combat Outpost Nalgham, Afghanistan, in May. Laura Rauch/Stars and Stripes Related Brit vet with PTSD compiling poems, prose by fellow sufferers Combat medics serve double duty, both professionally and psychologically. In addition to bearing all the responsibilities of soldiering, medics must calmly treat the devastating wounds of modern warfare: legs and arms mangled by roadside bombs, bodies peppered with shrapnel, arteries severed by hi...

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