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Ben Knisely | 498th Medical Company, Air Ambulance - Army

5:30   |   After he was shot down, it was discovered that Ben Knisely had an injury in his ankle and couldn't walk. He struggled to survive and move through his new surroundings with his co-pilot, who fortunately could still walk. They wandered for a while before encountering a rescue team.

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