Retired U.S. National Guard Staff Sgt. Dale Beatty recounts the moment he was injured on the battlefield.
I remember pretty much everything. I was unconscious for about 10 seconds - um - woke up.
I saw the bottom-- I woke up laying on the ground and saw the bottom of my right boot right here about my knee, so I knew my legs were messed up pretty bad.
It was like, one day you're at war with your friends on the battlefield worrying about if you're going to lose your life that day. The next day you're in another country in Germany. The next day you're back in the United States.