She joined the Army and was assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, serving the First Cavalry Division as a medic.
“I was not trying to be a hero, I was trying to be a medic,” he said.
Rascon, a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Mexico, joined the army as a medic when he was 17.
In 1966, he was working as a medic with his platoon in the Long Khanh Province of Vietnam when his unit came under attack.
Still, by D-Day, Belfer says, “penicillin—mass-produced in America—was in the pack of every medic who went ashore.”
The medic went stiffly through the door, and Vorongil stood gazing down at Bart, shaking his yellowed crest.
The medic flexed his muscles and said: "I can't take the responsibility—"
The medic in the sick bay fired two shots from a hypo-gun into both arms, but Clayton ignored the slight sting.
"A combination of weather, soil, et cetera," the medic said.
He held out his hand, but just as the medic took it, he twisted suddenly away.
medic med·ic (měd'ĭk)
A member of a military medical corps.
A physician or surgeon.
A medical student or intern.