Doctor Donnelly Wilkes was just about to complete his medical studies and head off to a ship somewhere in the ocean and serve out his military duties...or so he thought. And then, the twin towers came down and the world and his world in particular, changed. From the expectation of a somewhat comfortable existence in the ocean aboard a Naval floating city to active duty and medical facilities just hundreds of yards from the fighting. His thoughtful journaling has produced a fascinating book: Code Red Fallujah: A doctor's memoir at war.
The graphic stories and horrific reality of war is told from the eyes of the medic in the midst of it all. The personal toll it takes on all parties and the solution he found through his faith are just a couple of the areas he explores. This is a very compelling conversation shared like only the professional and the man who experienced could tell with riveting detail.