Veteran recounts difficulties re-acclimating to civilian life

WELLESLEY – It was not uncommon for a wounded American solider to die in Michael Anthony’s arms during the Bridgewater native’s yearlong deployment in Iraq.

In fact, it happened frequently.

The hospital where Anthony worked as an operating room technician in Mosul was under frequent attack and had countless mass casualty situations, including one on his first day overseas.

“That was pretty much a daily occurrence,” said Anthony, who served in the Army Reserves for six years.

Excerpt from Jeff Malichowski’s article in MetroWest Daily News. Read more.


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