Andrew Napier, Combat Medic, Afghanistan

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Andrew Napier joined the Kentucky Army National Guard as a way to get a college education. Soon he was trained to be a combat medic and he volunteered to be deployed. He soon spent a life-changing tour as a medic for a route-clearing platoon.
Within his first four days in theater, Napier faced soldiers with fatal wounds, an ambush of his unit, and assisting in treating some of the most gruesome injuries he would see in Afghanistan. He also describes the day he was injured in another ambush, how he struggled during and after his deployment, and his ongoing mission to encourage veterans.
Finally, Napier describes how his service inspired the medical device he recently.

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