Watch The Amazement As These Veterans Open Up A Modern Day First Aid Kit

Military veterans from Desert Storm, Vietnam, Korea and World War II were given the opportunity to look at a first aid kit the military is currently using on deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. The veterans were amazed at the contents as many carried kits that had only contained sulfa powder and bandages. There is a vast improvement over the World War II kit and today’s kit.

The World War II kit included a tube of morphine tartrate, eight sulfadiazine tablets, sulfanilamide crystalline, small dressing, and a field tourniquet. Today’s modern kit comes in a pouch with a lanyard insert and has a self-applied tourniquet, nasopharyngeal airway tube, wide roll adhesive tape, emergency compression bandage, primed gauze, and non-sterile latex gloves.

Viewer discretion is advised as this video contains some fake imagery that appears to be blood.

Warning, this video contains some bloody but fake imagery, viewer discretion is advised.

Joris Nieuwint

Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.