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  • Vietnam Magazine

    Civilian medic’s routine service in a Vietnam war zone

    As a civilian medic serving in the midst of war in Vietnam from 1965 to 1972, I had my share of close calls. I found myself in plenty of hairy experiences, often alongside GIs who displayed remarkable acts of courage and compassion, but...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Medics make life-or-death decisions

    God and all North Vietnam could see us. We were outside Khe Sanh on Operation Scotland II and had stopped at midday to take a bit of rest and to eat. Very tired from humping the hills on this operation, we had set up on the side of a hill...

  • Military History Magazine

    Valor | Honorable Holy Man

    By 1914 Jesuit Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a promising young anthropologist, paleontologist, theologian and philosopher. Yet he served dutifully on the Western Front as a noncombatant French army stretcher-bearer. For his service...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Experience | The Insurgent

    In 1991, after years of fighting, Ukraine finally gained independence from the Soviet Union. So did Dmytro Verholjak...

  • HistoryNet

    Armchair General- Letters from Readers July 2013

    Combat Medics: True Heroes Your March 2013 Dispatches item on The Man Without a Gun painting struck a chord with me. I remember my mother – a World War II WAC company commander on an atoll in the South Pacific – telling us that when...

  • Military History Magazine

    Valor | Honorable Holy Man

    By 1914 Jesuit Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a promising young anthropologist, paleontologist, theologian and philosopher. Yet he served dutifully on the Western Front as a noncombatant French army stretcher-bearer. For his service...