Paradise General Riding the Surge at a Combat Hospital in

From dust jacket flap In 2004 at the age of 48 Dr Dave Hnida a family physician from Littleton Colorado volunteered to be deployed to Iraq and spent a tour of duty as a battalion surgeon with a combat unit In 2007 he went back this time as a trauma chief at one of the busiest Combat Support Hospitals CSH during the Surge In an environment that was nothing less than a modern day MASH the doctors main objective was simple Get'em in get'em out The only CSH staffed by reservists who tended to be older experienced doctors disdainful of authority the 399th soon became a medevac destination of choice because of its high survival rate an astounding 98 percent


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