(l) Staff Sgt. Richard Jarrett, a flight medic, right, and Spc. Thomas Burns, a crew chief, center, treat an Afghan civilian with a gunshot wound to the neck while his friend watches on, Helmand Province, Afghanistan
(r) An Afghan civilian looks on as Spc. Thomas Burns, a crew chief, applies pressure to a gunshot wound on the patient’s neck. Out of respect for traditional customs, a male escort is often allowed to accompany the injured patient, especially in the case of women and children.