A blog about my time before, during and post-deployment to Afghanistan
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I should have known better than to actually write down last night that I hoped I could spend today watching Reno 911! and not caring for casualties. Medical professionals are a superstitious bunch and I broke the cardinal rule. I was awakened at 0530 this morning to a radio call for everyone to report to the FST. Another IED blast with more Afghan men missing extremities. We finished up at about 1200 after transferring 2 patients to the Role 3 in Kandahar. Below is a pic of me at the end of this event. FYI, we finally got wireless internet so now I can use my laptop in my room and am not limited to 30 minutes at the MWR.
Once again, Happy Birthday to my beautiful wife, Judi!
I was born and raised in a small community in Western Pennsylvania. I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and joined to the Navy to assist with paying off school loans. I thought I would complete my four-year commitment and return to PA, but things didn't work out that way. The Navy (and the Pittsburgh Steelers) has been my life for the past 15 years, including this first-time deployment to Afghanistan with a Forward Surgical Team. I absolutely adore my wife Judi who has made me a better person and has been a loving mother to our intellectual dog - Cowher.
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