Apr 21, 2006

With a look of intense concentration reflecting off of his protective eyewear, Lt. Cmdr. John-Paul H. Rue, a 36-year-old native of Northfield, Minn., performs surgery April 21, 2006 at Fallujah Surgical. He was placing an external fixator on a severely injured extremity in the operating room here. The staff of nurses, corpsmen, surgeons and Marines here handle the needs of both operating and emergency rooms, acting as a key link between basic medical care in the field and advanced treatment at one of three main hospitals in the region.

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