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Wounded 3/23/2id scout given aid as wounded ROK helped up the hill by other scouts

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In the early fighting, when ROK wounded could be evacuated at all, it was usually by train.

Later, many lives were saved in Korea by prompt medical attention and quick evacuation by air from the immediate combat areas themselves. The mountainous terrain would have made removing wounded by vehicle both slow and painful, resulting in many more deaths. In this photo, the scout from 3rd Battalion, 23rd Inf. Regt, 2nd Inf. Div, was wounded while on a patrol, but receives prompt medical attention from a medic. In the rear another soldier helps a ROK, also wounded but still grasping his rifle. Both were evacuated by helicopter.

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