Debate over arming Army medevacs

Associated Press
In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 photo, U.S. military personnel stand near a Black Hawk helicopter inside a hangar at the U.S. Bagram air field north of Kabul, Afghanistan. About 20 U.S. lawmakers have written to military officials inquiring about a Sept. 18, 2011 incident, when it took a medevac unit 59 minutes to get U.S. Army Spec. Chazray Clark, a 24-year-old combat engineer from Detroit, to a hospital in southern Afghanistan after receiving a call that a roadside bombing severed three of his limbs. Clark did not survive. The incident has revived a debate over whether medevac helicopters should have their own guns, as Black Hawks and other helicopters do. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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U.S. lawmakers have written to military officials inquiring about a soldier's death on Sept. 18, 2011, which has revived a debate over whether Army medevac helicopters should have their own guns.

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