Your Best Friend If You Are Injured Behind Enemy Lines.
Mark Synnott writing for the National Geographic conducted this interview with Master Sgt Ivan Ruiz, a PJ – a highly trained combat medic and soldier in the para-rescue unit of the U.S. Air Force. His tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2013 provided some background to his life-or-death experiences of rescue efforts in a war zone. Although I have never tasted real combat as a medic during my national service years, I deeply appreciate Ruiz’s contribution in saving lives; especially with complex penetration war wounds and the provision of emergency first aid under fire, usually on the front lines of conflicts. Whether a casualty will survive a safe evacuation to a field hospital, often would depend on the sacrifices of a PJ and the efficacies of such treatment. The PJ is undoubtedly your best friend under such circumstances.
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