National Geographic : 1943 Nov
U.S.Army Signal Corps, Official So Savage in Appearance, New Guinea Stretcher Bearers Are as "Gentle as Angels" toWounded Aussies and Yanks On long treks over difficult trails they hold palm leaves to shield their charges from equatorial sun. "Sorry, master,"they murmur ifajolted patient groans. Their burden delivered, they return to the front with supplies. Troops call them "boongs."