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Their brothers' keepers: Medics & corpsmen in Vietnam

Army medic Jess Johnson of A Co., 1st Bn., 501st Inf., 101st Abn. Div., cradles an M60 machine gun in 1971 in Vietnam’s A Shau Valley. A recipient of the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts, Johnson says providing a wounded soldier hope that he or she will survive can be as important as tending the injury. (Photo by Jess Johnson)

PHOTO BY: Army medic Jess Johnson
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