On Call in Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story

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9781400103607: On Call in Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story

A riveting memoir from the Navy doctor praised as "Hero, M.D." on the cover of Newsweek. Cdr. Richard Jadick's story is one of the most extraordinary to come out of the war in Iraq. At thirty-eight, the last place the Navy doctor was expected to be was on the front lines. He was too old to be called up, but not too old to volunteer. In November 2004, with the military reeling from an acute doctor shortage, Jadick chose to accompany the First Battalion, Eighth Marine Regiment (the "1/8") to Iraq. During the Battle of Fallujah, Jadick and his team worked tirelessly and courageously around the clock to save their troops in the worst street fighting Americans had faced since Vietnam. It is estimated that without Jadick at the front, the Marines would have lost an additional thirty men. Of the hundreds of men he treated, only one died after reaching a hospital. 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.

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Lloyd James sounds like the character whose memories hes reading, the same age and with the voice one might expect from a young doctor--quiet but assertive. Capitalizing on the excitement of stories written by a surgeon in a war zone, the narration ceases to exist as well-painted mental images replace the words. Every once in a while James gives a little laugh or imitates a drill instructor, adding to but not upstaging the story. As battalion medical officer, while under heavy fire, Dr. Jadick helped his corpsmen staunch the bleeding when dozens of casualties surrounded them. His tales of life at war mingled with the agonies of familial estrangement could portray any GI in Iraq. J.A.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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