10/11/2011 03:21 pm ET Updated Dec 11, 2011

How James Stoddard Saved Tyler Southern's Life With Tourniquets (VIDEO)

Navy corpsman James Stoddard is a combat medic. The first significant case he faced was Tyler Southern, who had three limbs blown off by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. He was able to save Southern from bleeding to death by the rapid application of tourniquets, a technique that the military has emphasized. Stoddard is profiled in the second article in the ten-part series "Beyond The Battlefield." A video of him is below.