Type : epub |
Size : 5.18 MB |
English |
9781780965956 |

Descirption: Patrick Thibeault has served in the US Army in various capacities since the 1990s, originally training as a Airborne soldier before specialising as a combat medic. My Journey as a Combat Medic covers his original training and deployment before providing a look at the roles he's since played in the US Army's forces, including his recent deployment to Afghanistan. It is a no-holds bar look at the modern medic in the US Army, allowing us a glimpse at the training as a soldier and as a specialist, as well as deployment and front line duties and the impact of service on civilian life, including an honest look at PTSD, from the author's own personal experience. Rather than a technical manual, My Journey as a Combat Medic is a detailed first hand account, concluding with a letter to new medics, providing a career's worth of advice and knowledge as they begin their journeys.

About the Author

Patrick Thibeault was raised as an Army brat. He lived in Germany, Fort Devens, Massachusetts, Fayetteville, North Carolina, and his father was stationed in Seoul, South Korea, where he attended Seoul American High School and graduated in 1989. Upon graduation from high school, he enlisted in the Army and became a paratrooper medic. Patrick deployed to Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1990. He deployed twice to Ecuador during his time with the Kentucky Army National Guard. He eventually graduated with a bachelor' degree in nursing in 2003 from Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana, and completed his master' degree as a family nurse practitioner from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2008. His awards and decorations include the Combat Medical Badge, 2nd award from both Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom. The Meritorious Service Medical from Afghanistan, the Air Medal from Desert Storm. Patrick also has earned the Expert Field Medical Badge, Paratrooper badge, and the enlisted crewmember aviation wings.*

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