…You can crawl under barbed wire in the morning and don your dress uniform for a ball that evening.
…You provide expert and compassionate care not only to the soldiers and host-nation civilians injured in combat, but also to the enemy lying next to them.
…You care for 30-plus wounded troops in the back of a dark, cold, and noisy aircraft cargo bay while wearing Kevlar body armor, helmet, and other combat gear.
…You spend the rest of your life thinking about and praying for those whose names you may not remember, but you can see every detail of their face.
You will often hear military nurses say that their job is an affair of the heart. It takes a special kind of human being to not only put themselves in harm’s way, but to also care for both fellow soldiers and the enemies lying next to them. Military nurses truly understand the importance of teamwork, communication and excellence in nursing. For them, it can often be a matter of life or death.
This book offers a first-hand look into the lives of these military nurses. You will experience heartbreak, elation, patriotism and humor as you read these personal accounts of life as a military nurse.