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Why didnt medics carry a gun in World War 2?

  • Medics didnt carry guns because back then it was like a work ethic to not shoot them because they were helping wounded people. if they carried guns then they would be a threat to the other side but without them they arent.

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  • Answer: Medics didnt carry guns because back then it was like a work ethic to not shoot them because they were helping wounded people. if they carried guns then they would be a threat to the other side but without them they arent.
  • Answer: In the event of warfare where one side has a great technological advance over the other then it does lead to a very one sided conflict. An example of this is in WW2 where the German Blitzkreig depends on air power, artillery & armour used jointly: Given the modernisation of the small German forces, although small highly mechanised in comparison to forces ranged against them, their initial successes are self evident. Therefore if one side had had machine guns the other would be at a disadvantage if they did not. But even when the British introduced the Tank to the battlefield in 1916, although at first unchallengable, no anti-tank weapons as such, they were not reliable enough to prove their worth in other than in local, tactical ways.
  • Answer: Yes, definitely. However, the type of medic you are makes a big difference in what you will be doing. If you are a general medic (Healthcare Specialist, MOS 68W) you could end up doing many different things. Some medics work in the Troop Medical Clinic, which is where soldiers go when they are sick or injured. Alternatively, you can be a line medic and work with a platoon, providing most of their basic healthcare needs. I am currently a line medic deployed to Iraq with a Combat Engineer company. I have about 26 guys that i take care of. When they are sick, they come to me and i can give them medicine or whatever they need. When they roll out the gate on missions, combat or otherwise, i go with them. I carry a bag full of emergency medical supplies in case someone gets hurt. There are also other medical specialties you can go into. The bottom line is almost all medics deploy.
  • Answer: This depends on the type of ambulance and the area it is operating in. Ambulances are either basic life support (BLS) or advanced life support (ALS). BLS trucks have EMT-basics instead of paramedics. ALS trucks legally must have one paramedic on board, and either an emt-basic in a rural setting, or a second paramedic in a metropolitan area. However, it is all up to the agency staffing the ambulance.
  • Answer: The body part will begin to spoil as soon as it falls off, which reduces the possibility that the body will take it back if reattached. Ice slows down the spoilage until the medics can transport the victim to surgery.
  • Answer: Typically, when someone is talking about a combat medic, they are talking about a line medic. A line medic is attached to a unit both in combat and in a garrison environment. A line medic does many of the same things in garrison that he would do during a deployment. This could be running daily sick call or acting as a lifeguard during water PT. When that same unit deploys, the medic would still run sick call, but when the platoon goes out on a mission, the medic goes with them. If the unit is hit while on mission, the medic is in charge of everything from casualty triage (determining the order in which casualties should be treated) to the actual treatment of everything from amputations to breathing problems to bloody noses or twisted ankles. The combat medic is one of the most important people in the unit. It is important that he take his job very seriously so that the men in his unit know they can depend on him.
  • Answer: Military medical personell ARE allowed to carry firearms, to protect themselves, and the wounded under their care.In a practical situation in combat, field medics carry rifles and sidearms, as well as medical equipment and drugs for treatment of trauma.In the Canadian Forces, which I am most familiar with, they work in a group of four, two doing treatment and two covering them as protection, and to carry the treatment bags and weapons so the casualty can be evaced by litter, or vehicle, to the first medical treatment station, and eventually to a rear area hospital.Medical field staff are required to wear a Red Cross armband, to denote their status.
  • Answer: No, it carries on until your next friendly.
  • Answer: They were not issued regulation sidearms. Some may have carriednon-regulation personal sidearms in case they were shot down.
  • Answer: It depends what religion you are. If you are Mormon, then after you graduate from school, you become a nomad for two years, converting people to Christianity, other people of Christian religions do things such as become Missionaries, or join the Peace Corps.
  • Answer: Are you trying to blow up the plane?
    Jeez, some people these days.
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