It was late in the day as the young infantry medic dove over the ridge for cover. The bullets were chewing into the ground around him, and he barely made it up the side of the ravine. While fighting his way across Europe he had been through some tough, tight moments, and this ranked up there as one of the most tenuous. His unit was pinned down by heavy fire, but they could hear one of their own calling for help from the streambed that separated them from the enemy.

After a few moments, he gathered his courage. He scampered down the slope, grabbed the wounded soldier and dragged him under a small bridge. While safer than being out in the open, they were on the enemy side of no man's land. He spent the night alternating between keeping his buddy alive and fighting off the enemy patrols.

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