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Litter Bearers carry patients to the Danube River for evacuation by amphibious vehicles to an Aid Station at Heinheim, Germany. Picture taken between 27 - 28 April 1945, during the fighting for Eining and Staubling:

 

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After mopping up isolated enemy during the advance on Wetzlar, Germany, C Co, 393d Inf Regt, discovered a trainload of abandoned American PWs. Nearly 300 of them had been deserted by their retreating captors on a railroad siding after a desperate attempt to move them from their confinement in Limburg (Germany) as the liberating American columns swept eastward. Med Det personnel immediately began evacuation of the most severe cases…

 

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While evacuating a patient from Langscheid, this Medical Technician had a close call ... just look at the vehicle:

 

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Litter party evacuating 'casualty' over rough terrain. Picture taken during training at Cp. Maxey, Texas. It should be remarked that Litter Bearers do not wear the (medical) Suspender:

 

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From: med-dept.com/unit_histories/324_med_bn.php

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Evacuation by 1/4-Ton Truck in deep snow. This picture was taken in the vicinity of Monschau and illustrates Medical Detachment personnel of the 393d Infantry Regiment, during the Battle of the Bulge:

 

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Mid-January 1945. Official Award Ceremony and presentation of Bronze Star Medals at Born, Belgium:

 

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View of the same Ceremony, involving presentation of the BSM to several members of the 324th Medical Battalion:

 

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