What Memorial Day Means to a Physician Who Took Care of Dead Soldiers in a Combat Zone

It’s Memorial day and we honor that faceless avatar  “our war dead.”  Contrarily, I have my war dead and their faces haunt me. My experiences rather expose war and our military as farce. I was drafted out of a residency and sent to Vietnam where I served my year as an army flight surgeon. I’ll not mention the year or place of my postings hoping that victims’ identities will not be apparent to their survivors in this article. For those interested, I revealed these details in my book “A Brewery Workers Boy in Vietnam.” There were three incidents. We refurbished helicopters … Continue reading →

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