Sunday, February 10 at 8 p.m. ET
Hosted by Lt. Col. Oliver North
With war, inevitably come casualties. We now focus our War Stories cameras on the remarkably brave men and women who care for those who get wounded on the battlefield. These are the warriors of military medicine. They're the medics, corpsmen, nurses and doctors who often risk their own lives to save the lives of others.
We've come a long way since leeches were part of treating the sick and wounded troops. Today it's high-tech surgery, usually within minutes of being wounded, that saves the lives of countless soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. But no matter how good medical science gets, in the end it always comes back to the basics—training someone who is willing to brave enemy fire when an American is wounded on the battlefield. Someone whose eyes may be the last you gaze into; someone who can save your life.
In this special one hour broadcast, you'll meet some of the extraordinary men and women who have dedicated their lives to helping those who need it most. From a smallpox epidemic during The Revolutionary War, through a Japanese POW camp from the eyes of an Army nurse in World War II, to the military's long-standing battle with biochemical threats in Desert Storm and beyond, we talk with veterans, historians, and leading experts in the field of battlefield medicine. Incredible tales of courage in the face of unspeakable danger as told by the heroes who lived them. You'll see the horrors of World War II from the trenches, the frigid frontlines of the Korean War in a MASH operating room, and soar above Vietnam in a Huey rescue chopper.
We hope you will join us, this Sunday, November 18, at 8pm ET as War Stories takes you on an unforgettable journey through history's deadliest battlefields, and introduces you to the remarkable people who overcame tremendous odds to save the lives of others.