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Surgeon Soldier in Iraq – Part 9: Motivations

Letter dated 8/31/11
Greetings from Leitner,
Tumultuous last few weeks.  My replacement was supposed to arrive during the first week of September.  Not sure what happened, but he was a no show for his pre deployment training at Fort Benning.  I did …

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Surgeon Soldier in Iraq – Part 4: Improvise and Dialyse

Letters home from Major Eric Stark, in the OnSurg series describing his Iraq experience spanning from 2008 to 2011.
Letter dated 2/23/2008
Greetings from B dad,
Slow last few weeks. The burn season is definitely over. No new kiddie admissions for the last two …

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Surgeon Soldier in Iraq – Part 2: Exsanguinating Hemorrhage

Letters home from Major Eric Stark, in the OnSurg series describing his Iraq experience spanning from 2008 to 2011.
 
Letter dated 12/5/2008:
 
Hello from B dad
I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. For all the fisheaters like myself on the email list …

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Surgeon Soldier in Iraq – Part 1: Bomb Blasts and Blackhawks

Major Eric Stark completed general surgery residency in June of 2008. A few months later he was deployed to Iraq where he treated American and Iraqi war casualties and civilians with various surgical conditions. He shared his experience with friends …