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Members of the military will say there is no greater honor than to meet the ambulances and planes carrying wounded warriors. Their mission is to show gratitude for the injured soldiers' service and sacrifice.
The front of the plane is carrying American troops wounded in battle being attended to in a strange looking apparatus that resembles a hospital's intensive care unit.
The following pictures are some of the scenes that routinely take place as the military undertakes heroic efforts to help these wounded warriors get home to their families.
"We all roll the dice every day. Any one of us could be killed at any second of the day. We all know that, and we would gladly do so in defense our country," says Marine First Sgt. Michael Barrett.