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A hospital staff member takes a reading from a seriously wounded U.S. Marine in Balad, Iraq.
One of the success stories from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is the number of troops who survive the injuries they suffer on the battlefield. A medic, a nurse, a combat surgeon and a psychologist who have served in Iraq describe what works well and what needs to be improved.
Navy Cmdr. Richard Jadick, combat doctor in Fallujah, Iraq; awarded Bronze Star with a Combat V for valor; author, On Call in Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story
Hospital Corpsman Jeremy Moore, Hospital Corpsman, Second Class
Cmdr. Tina Ortiz, served as a nurse in a field hospital near the combat zone in Jalabar, Iraq
Lt. Cmdr. Tara Smith, psychologist assigned to Army 113th Medical Company; provided mental health services, education and debriefings to combat troops to prevent and treat PTSD