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On the front lines of the battle to save wounded soldiers' lives

U.S. military helicopter crews are key elements in the battle to save wounded soldiers' lives in Afghanistan, facing the risk of attack to pick up the injured, employing evolving front-line strategies to treat them and then racing to transport them to the hospital.



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Three wounded soldiers are carried to medical transport helicopter Dustoff 57 after an improvised explosive device blasted their vehicle in Kandahar province in Afghanistan on Oct. 10.

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Military medics combine ultramodern and time-honored methods to save lives on the battlefield
Article | FORWARD OPERATING BASE WILSON -- The first sign this isn't a routine pickup is the rhythmic right and left banking of the helicopter.

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