- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: December 5, 2001
When a Marine or sailor is wounded on the battlefield, their chance of getting to a doctor in time to save their life is virtually nil. But their odds of survival are very good, thanks to the heroic work of the Navy Hospital Corpsmen.
Filled with extraordinary battle footage and in-depth interviews with veterans and active servicemen, NAVY CORPSMEN: THE BLOOD ANGELS tells the story of the extraordinary sacrifices made by these lifesavers.
They are not doctors. Some of them are not old enough to drink. Their training is measured in weeks instead of years. But in all of America's wars it has been their job to be at the center of battle, lightly armed and carrying no more medical supplies than can be dragged in a shoulder bag. And because of them, countless thousands of soldiers have lived to return to their homes and families, even as many of the Corpsmen themselves have been killed in action.