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News | June 14, 2024

Shots fired: BAMC combat medic reacts on instincts

By Robert Whetstone

After work on Feb. 19, U.S. Army Spc. Anne Koller heard voices and went outside of her house to see what was going on. Next, to her surprise, she heard gunfire and saw her neighbor trying to make it back to his home saying he’d been shot.

Koller works at Brooke Army Medical Center in the department of pediatrics. She’s been in the Army for five years and her military occupational specialty is 68W, or combat medic.

According to, combat medics administer emergency medical care in both combat and humanitarian situations. Their training allows them to triage illnesses and injuries to help save lives.

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