A Doctor On the Front Lines in Afghanistan - A War Diary
Author(s): Ray Wiss
Original Publish Date: Mar 23, 2010
Product Number: EB00652360
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781926812373
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
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Military doctors serving in Afghanistan usually spend their entire tour in the relatively safe confines of the main base. FOB Doc is the story of one Canadian doctor who spent nearly his entire tour in combat. Captain Ray Wiss was stationed at Forward Operating Bases-FOBs-in Khandahar province, the birthplace of the Taliban and the most intense zone combat in Afghanistan. He shares the 'terror and boredom' of the front-line soldier's life in this candid personal diary. One day, he might be participating in combat operations, treating severe and bloody injuries and coping with the deaths of fellow soldiers, both Afghans and NATO allies; another day, he might be writing about the challenges of going to the latrine in sub-zero weather. FOB Doc is heartbreaking and hilarious, often on the same page.

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