Army Medevac in Afghanistan as presented by: Sacramento Bee

America's Afghan and international allies embraced the choice of Gen. David Petraeus to run the war in Afghanistan, hoping the architect of the Iraq surge will seamlessly pursue the strategy laid down by his predecessor and smooth over divisions that led to his dismissal. Petraeus inherits myriad challenges. It is a difficult time for the military alliance in Afghanistan. At least 80 NATO soldiers have died so far in June, the most in a single month. On the ground in Afghanistan, Getty Images photographer Justin Sullivan brings us images from a Army medevac unit stationed in Kandahar. U.S. Army soldiers carry an injured man to a MEDEVAC helicopter on June 19, 2010 near Kandahar. .S. Army soldiers carry a critically wounded American soldier on a stretcher to an awaiting MEDEVAC helicopter from Charlie Co. Sixth Battalion, 101st Airborne Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Shadow June 24, 2010 near Kandahar, Afghanistan. As combat operations begin to escalate near Kandahar, the 101st Airborne MEDEVAC unit transports casualties of war as well as sick and injured local residents. U.S. Army Captain Erin Foley (L) and Major Jason Davis from Charlie Co. Sixth Battalion, 101st Airborne Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Shadow sit in their MEDEVAC helicopter while a wounded soldier is dropped off at the hospital June 23, 2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

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