Monday, October 04, 2010

very good...

Dr. Coppola, author of Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq, had reservations as he left behind his wife and three sons for a war he did not understand. But Dr. Coppola would fulfill the promise he made to six years of service in exchange for a military-issued medical scholarship that allowed him to pursue his dream of being a pediatric surgeon. Twice-deployed to the 332nd Air Force Theater Hospital in Balad, Dr. Coppola bore witness to some of the most appalling aspects of war, including soldiers and children battered and mutilated in the crossfire. Shaken by what he saw, he passed sleepless nights writing letters to friends and family.
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