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Freedom Fighters: Kenneth Anderson

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By Joan Hallmark

Ken Anderson joined the army in March of 1969 and in little more than a year was sent to Vietnam as an infantry medic. His father had served as a medic in World War Two.

But that fire fight was only the beginning. Doc Anderson as they called him, was to be in the field constantly and under fire from a well trained North Vietnamese army most of the time.

An overnight in a field hospital and Anderson was back in the field the next day.

As a medic, anderson carried his well equipped field medical bag, a 45 revolver, ammunition and an m16 rifle....all were put to use, but even the rifle couldn't prevent anderson being wounded a second time.

It was after a firefight when wounded American soldiers had been evacuated, that Anderson turned his attention to a wounded enemy soldier.

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