Army Burn Center Sees Some of Worst War Wounds When soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer severe burns, they are sent to the Brooke Army Medical Center. The staff strives to keep the patients alive -– and then to help them cope with their changed lives.
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Army Burn Center Sees Some of Worst War Wounds

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Army Burn Center Sees Some of Worst War Wounds

Army Burn Center Sees Some of Worst War Wounds

Army Burn Center Sees Some of Worst War Wounds

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A C-17 cargo plane arrives in San Antonio, Texas, with patients who are transported by ambulance to Brooke Army Medical Center. Melissa Block, NPR hide caption

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A Wounded Soldier's Goals

War Is a Helluva Teacher

Maj. William Aiken is the head nurse of the acute burn ward. Andrea Hsu, NPR hide caption

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