Day 10: Military Veterans


Elihu's Corner

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In this Aug. 18, 2013 file photo, members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, made up of active soldiers and veterans who were wounded in service, are given recognition prior to a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) In this Aug. 18, 2013 file photo, members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, made up of active soldiers and veterans who were wounded in service, are given recognition prior to a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

He leapt across sand bags and dodged bullets to reach the fallen. His ears rang from the deafening roar of explosions and the crack of gunshots. The air was filled with shouts and screams. The smell of death and blood was nauseating. The medic lifted the motionless body and with great effort, ran back to the Huey and heaved it inside. The sweat poured down his face as he turned around and raced back across the line of fire to carry more…

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