- Published: Wednesday, 17 July 2013 14:22
- Written by Scot J. Paltrow and Kelly Carr
17 July 2013
By Scot J. Paltrow and Kelly Carr
EL PASO, Texas | Tue Jul 9, 2013 6:11pm EDT
(Reuters) - As Christmas 2011 approached, U.S. Army medic Shawn Aiken was once again locked in desperate battle with a formidable foe. Not insurgents in Iraq, or Taliban fighters in Afghanistan - enemies he had already encountered with distinguished bravery.
This time, he was up against the U.S. Defense Department.