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Mass Casualties: A Young Medic's True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in Iraq

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Michael Anthony

Starred Review. When SPC Anthony joined the Army at 18, he went in with high hopes and sterling ideals; coming from a family with a proud military background, Anthony expected to meet mentors, heroes and lifelong friends while earning money for college … see full wiki

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Author: Michael Anthony
Genre: History
Publisher: Adams Media
2 reviews about Mass Casualties: A Young Medic's True Story...
review by . April 27, 2011
This is one person's chronicle of a year in Iraq as an Army medic. It is not a pretty picture.      The hospital is set up in, supposedly safe, northern Iraq. It has 3 operating rooms, so if a large number of wounded are brought in at the same time, very unpleasant decisions would have to be made about who lives and who dies. Staff Sergeant Gagney, the immediate boss of the medics, is one of those who seems to think that leadership involves lots of yelling. He agonizes for …
review by . February 27, 2010
Michael Anthony has published his journal recorded during his year in Iraq serving as a medic in the midst of the worse than bizarre war being played out around him. The book is a journal written with fine graphics dividing the entries by hours in the days in the weeks in the months of his tour of duty - all bound by the barbed wire that so aptly describes the imprisonment felt by those serving in a position for a given period of time to perform despite the belief in the cause. This writing technique …
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