Credit: Carolyn Jones, American Nurse Project
Brian McMillion, a military nurse with the V.A. San Diego Health System, never thought he would go into nursing. But he has traveled the world as a nurse with the "jungle infantry" and in the military's war on drugs in Panama. Now, he helps injured young soldiers coming back from war tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many are missing limbs or suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. McMillion says there is "no closer tie" than the bonds built around "common suffering.