At Combat Reporter Trauma School (The Awl)


During my time there, an impromptu discussion developed about which fabrics were best to wear in conflict zones (natural fibers, everyone agreed, as synthetics can melt to the body in fires, something several students had seen first hand). Students are also encouraged to ask questions. I heard one person ask about seeing a hole blown in someone’s skull, but otherwise be surprisingly unharmed. “Should I have cleaned off his brain?” he wondered.

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