Richard Jadick was too old to be called up to the front lines-but not too old to volunteer. Hnida and his team conducted surgery under terrible conditions in a series of tents connected to the occasional run-down building. This book made me honor those who are willing to fight for my freedom even more than I already did. We get detailed descriptions of bullets flying overhead, valiant attempts to save wounded soldiers, and medical details about how those attempts were accomplished. However, the writing felt flat and the I am an academic adviser for pre-health students at a University, so I found much for this memoir informative. Busy moms and dads , here is a book that tells the story of awe-inspiring actions in the face of danger.
I have one addition to his idea. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. But his training took over and he found he was about to do the job. I thought the writing could have been better though. This is the inspiring story of his decision to enter into the fray, a fascinating glimpse into wartime triage, and a compelling account of courage under fire.
Overall, an interesting view into how medicine can be practiced at the battalion level, but Dr. No 1 of 1 people found this review helpful An amazing man One looks around to find a good read, then you come across this book about an amazing self built man who looks at life and how to assist others. Donec scelerisque, urna id tincidunt ultrices, nisi nisl lacinia mi, at pellentesque enim mi eu felis. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was chopped to pieces. It provides insight to war and battlefield medicine through the eyes of the physician who refused to remain behind while those in his unit went into battle.
Fusce sed nibh eu odio posuere semper. I am thankfull that men and women like the author whom put themselves into the line of fire. Of the hundreds of men he treated, only one died after reaching a hospital. Nam interdum justo eget nisi pulvinar et condimentum orci bibendum. One has to appreciate his care in personalizing each of those who did not make it home with their unit or who returned with grievous wounds.
Richard Jadick's story is one of the most extraordinary to come out of the war in Iraq. Awarded a Bronze Star with a Combat V for valor, Jadick has become a modern American legend-and a true American hero. He was too old to be called up, but not too old to volunteer. While the attempt was okay, the author never quite gets to the heart of the story and it's clear he has way too much emotional distance, probably as a form of self-preservation, to tell the story in a truly moving way. I witnessed the trauma of our combat wounded in those days. Awarded a Bronze Star with a Combat V for valor, Jadick has become a modern American legend-and a true American hero. I just don't know enough about the intricacies to feel very connected to it.
The pain included our men, their families, and, I witnessed the toll on our professional staff. That really says a lot about who he is. Help me to wear my uniform with dignity, and let it remind me daily of the traditions which I must uphold. While the author clearly has served our country honorably, he seems to need to spend some time with a therapist, and in some ways I am embarrassed for him. Richard Jadick is a U. Of the hundreds of men he treated, only one died after reaching a hospital.
In my experience there's good and bad everywhere and the fact that each and every person in Cdr Jadick's sphere of influence was perfect just seemed incomprehensible and unrealistic. You should know before you get the book, however, that over half of it is devoted to his life story before Faluja. Every once in a while James gives a little laugh or imitates a drill instructor, adding to but not upstaging the story. Perhaps this is more the product of Jadick's co-author, a journalist, than of the doctor himself. There is no question that Dr. If you then pull them from that environment and expect them to magically turn into a officer who can deal with Marines.
His descriptions of his group's experiences in Iraq made me very grateful for our armed forces as well. Now, if you read this book and you do not work in Navy Medicine. Zach Walker had been one of the toughest of the tough. Commander Jadick reveals a great deal of his inner life as well as the terror and chaos surrounding him and his Navy medical team, trying to save wounded Marines while often under fire themselves due to his decision to put the aid station much closer to where the fighting was taking place, to shorten the time and distance needed to get those Marines to medical help. I found myself with tears rolling down my face from time to time, and even a bit sick to my stomach on occasion, but I always had a sense of awe that there are people in the world who are willing to do the things that have to be done in a war. China has taken over as the world's largest economy, while the United States, mired in an oil shortage, struggles to adjust to its diminished role. He had a friend write his personal statement for med school admissions.
The best parts of the book were when the author was describing the mass casualty situations during the battle for Falluja. This book was really just okay. Jadick's selflessness in volunteering for this service is uncommon. He is the kind of officer I would want leading my son or daughter if they were in the military and going into combat, and that's the highest praise I could have for him. This is a detailed description of the how of warfare but not the why. In my opinion it is a well-told story easily understandable to everyone and well worth listening to. Though it's easy to read, the writing tends to jump around and doesn't really flow as it should.