Army Combat Veteran Publishes Combat Medic Memoir in the new Book: Journey as a Combat Medic: From Desert Storm to Operation Enduring Freedom

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Inside the mind of an Army Combat Medic. A veteran of both Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom writes a memoir about working as a combat medic and dealing with post traumatic stress disorder after the wars

My Journey as a Combat Medic: From Desert Storm to Operation Enduring Freedom

My Journey as a Combat Medic: From Desert Storm to Operation Enduring Freedom is the celebration of the modern Combat Medic

Patrick Thibeault served as a combat medic and he writes about his experiences in the wars, peacetime operations and training. The first chapter entitled “Airborne” describes the author’s experiences parachuting out of aircraft. One chapter entitled “Dear New Medic” is written as a letter from an older medic (the author) to a new untested medic. The remainder of the book covers the twenty years that Patrick spent in the military to include the time as a Special Operations Flight Medic with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) and working as a part time combat medic in the Army National Guard. The book, targeting veterans and friends of veterans was written to tell the story about the medic.

The book was published by Indianapolis Business Journal The book was written to tell the story about a new wet behind the ears paratrooper medic who goes to war as a teenager and shows how this medic transitions into a seasoned older veteran. All too often, the work that the combat medic does out in the field of combat is ignored with more emphasis placed on combat hospitals. This seasoned older veteran again goes to war in Afghanistan and sees things through the eyes of an older veteran. The book covers how the medic has to deal with post traumatic stress disorder, growing up as an Army brat, combat operations, and training as a medic.

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