Medics at War: Military Medicine from Colonial Times to the 21st Century (Paperback)
Paperback, 214 pp., 2013
This handsomely produced over-sized book, which will feature more than 180 photographs, will honor the critical role of frontline medical personnel in the success of the US military from colonial times to the present. The presence of trained medical personnel with every combat unit is a vital source of reassurance to soldiers. They know that if they are wounded or injured the medics will do everything possible to save them, even to the point of sacrificing their own lives. Many medics have in fact died trying to assist wounded soldiers. The presence of medical personnel constitutes an important element of American combat power.