Thursday, March 06, 2008

For My First American Patient to Pass Away

I recently returned from my first tour to Iraq. I'm a medic and I saw a lot of sad and awful things that still haunt me to this day. But nothing bothered me as much as having Cpl. Anthony Bento as my patient. He was the first American patient of mine to pass away. It was a defining moment in my life and I will never forget him. I wear a Memorial Bracelet bearing his name so that people will hopefully ask me about the name inscribed on the sterling silver. I show them his picture when I have computer access and I tell them about how great a man I imagine he was. He is my hero.
SrA Tara

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