United States of America
Practice Relating to Rule 88. Non-Discrimination
Section C. Wounded and sick
The US Field Manual (1956) provides that sick and wounded captives shall be provided with the same medical care as friendly sick and wounded. It also restates Article 12 of the 1949 Geneva Convention II.
The US Air Force Pamphlet (1976) states:
One of the important principles relating to wounded and sick requires medical care and humane treatment to friend and foe without distinction founded on sex, race, nationality, religion, political opinions or similar criteria.
The US Naval Handbook (1995) provides: “Wounded and sick personnel falling into enemy hands must be … cared for without adverse distinction.”
The US Naval Handbook (2007) states: “Wounded and sick personnel falling into enemy hands must be … cared for without adverse distinction along with the enemy’s own casualties.”