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Old 07-04-2011, 02:34 PM   #1
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How about a round of applause for Burson?

As a retired Army reservist, I am most impressed by Dr. B. Where do we get these kind of people? Perhaps be will ER at a later date.

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An experienced eye makes all the difference, and few are more experienced than Dr. John Burson, an ear, nose and throat specialist from Villa Rica, Georgia. At age 76, he may not have seen it all, but he brings a lot of history to his work at this US military clinic in Kabul.


"There not sure if I'm a father figure or a grandfather figure," Dr. Burson says. "I carry with me mostly an appreciation for the incredible sacrifice I see among the young people here. The real dedication, the love of country...it's an opportunity to come back and sort of pay back a little to your country,"


Dr. Burson is a volunteer with the Reserves. This is his 4th tour since 2005; Two in Iraq and two in Afghanistan. He joined the Army back in 1955, but never saw combat, missing Korea and Vietnam. He was out of uniform for 26 years and he says the nature of war has changed dramatically in that time - modern communications can make dealing with combat stress more difficult.
76-year-old Army medic on 4th tour in war zones - CBS News
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As a retired Army reservist, I am most impressed by Dr. B. Where do we get these kind of people? Perhaps be will ER at a later date.



76-year-old Army medic on 4th tour in war zones - CBS News
I'd say he is already ER'd. Volunteering is well within my definition of ER. I don't think this is what I'd like to do, but he chose it of his own freewill. Too bad we never seem to have enough people like Dr B.
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As a retired Army reservist, I am most impressed by Dr. B. Where do we get these kind of people? Perhaps be will ER at a later date.
Sounds like he has no reason to ever retire!
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Sounds like he has no reason to ever retire!

Maybe he will eventually get around to reading your book and realize that military retirement is not so bad.
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