Two Combat Surgeons Talk about War

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In honor of Veterans Day, Marty talks with two surgeons who served in war. Dr.  JAMES FINNEGAN was a combat surgeon during the Vietnam War.  He commanded a surgical team which treated 2,500 marines during the siege of Khe Sanh.  Pediatric surgeon Dr. CHRIS COPPOLA served two tours of duty in Iraq where he was stationed at a military hospital in Balad treating soldiers and civilians.  This hour, Finnegan and Coppola talk about their experiences treating the wounded in two very different wars.  James Finnegan is the author of In the Company of Marines: A Surgeon Remembers Vietnam.  Chris Coppola’s memoir is Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq.

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