National Geographic : 2006 Dec
Fighting for life, medic Pablo Garza pumps the chest of a dying Iraqi soldier. Shot in the head, the Iraqi is being flown to a U.S . Army hospital in the cramped cabin of a Black Hawk helicopter. Garza's unit, one of several medevac-or air ambulance companies based in Iraq, runs rescue missions around the clock. "It's a rush," says Garza. "I concentrate on giving the patient all the help I can. I try not to think of the outcome."