The most hurtful words ever told to my face, was by a civilia Clinic Manager at Federal Way Orthopedics. As she listened to me talk with a fellow Veteran, she smiled and said, "You are no Medic..." Only if she knew what I had to do to earn that Combat Medic. Although I got to work with an incredible surgeon, I had to quit that job. Army values are important to me. SoldierMedic! Army Medic Pledge by Eight Heart Designs on Etsy.
U.S. Army Medics treating two GIs at a first aid post in southern England in 1944. The soldiers are among the troops due to embark for the invasion of Normandy. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images):
Desmond T. Doss received his draft notice in April of 1942 but his religious convictions were at odds with the idea of killing. He was given Conscientious Objector status due to his religious beliefs, yet, as strange as it may seem, he decided to remain in the Army only if he could be a medic.