National Archives

How does the official record of those being wounded in battle differ from the reality of the event? The Stevenson University Public History Program will be offering a course (Fall 2017) that examines the experience of war through the eyes of those who have been wounded and the front-line responders whose responsibility it is to care for them within the first few hours after they have become casualties.Course participants will hear from medics, corpsmen, pararescue specialists, dustoff crews, nurses, and the casualties themselves in an attempt to understand the difference between the “official record” and the facts as presented by those who lived through the experience. Students will be challenged to compare and contrast official versions of events with versions from those were there in order to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of each source.