The role of Army Combat Medics in the history of the United States of America.
In ancient times, if a soldier lay wounded in the field, there was no one to come to his aid.
One of the unsung heroes of World War II was the combat medic. First to answer the call for aid, and often facing the enemy unarmed, he was part of the foundation of the medical system during the war. The combat medic responded on short notice, adapting quickly to current circumstances to administer first aid to a wounded soldier — sometimes under direct fire.
Source: Army Combat Medics