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From Whence Anger…

  • October 20, 2013

Veterans – They Include Our Sons And Daughters: Following is an article I wrote while still in Afghanistan, in April 2011. In light of the furor over treatment of veterans by our national government recently, remembering the challenges of our sons and daughters in harm’s way is poignant:  Raison d’Être: I fall back again on the original […]

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Somber Note From A Combat Surgeon

  • October 14, 2013

I was deployed in Afghanistan for 17 months, came home, and then went back for an additional 2 months. For a short time while there, I published a blog.  In light of closure of national monuments honoring our Fallen Heroes, I have here re-published a particularly moving guest article; it is a letter home from a combat […]

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When Good People Remain Silent, Evil Wins

  • September 20, 2013

Son Wounded – The six 40-millimeter live grenades that exploded within eight feet of my son’s head at a patrol base in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan left him, as he informed me over Secret channels later, “with his bell rung.” The attack was at night, he was asleep on the ground in a patrol base, and […]

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