Warriors in their Own Words

Remarkable stories of war told by the men who fought for a proud nation. Their words. Their voices. Our first episodes tell riveting stories from World War II, then we move on to the Vietnam War and other dramatic conflicts.

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Dr. Jon Heavey: Battalion Surgeon in Iraq

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Dr. Jon Heavey: Battalion Surgeon in Iraq

Content Warning: this episode includes graphic descriptions of wounds and combat, as well as strong language.

Dr. Jon Heavey is an emergency room physician on the front lines of the battle against COVID, who began his medical career as a battalion surgeon with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq.

Read Jon’s 2012 article “An Unbearable Price” in the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine for more about his service as battalion surgeon.

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