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“There are certain parts of my experience that I think will always be with me.” (Video interview, 32:28)

   Jeffrey Scott Roos
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Jeffrey Roos, 31st Combat Support Hospital, Balad, Iraq [8/2004]
War: Afghan War, 2001-; Iraq War, 2003-2011
Branch: Army; Army
Unit: Task Force 261, 86th Combat Support Hospital, 10th Mountain Division; 31st Combat Support Hospital; 207th Neurosurgical Team; 332nd Air Force Theater Hospital
Service Location: Karshi-Khanabad Air Base, Uzbekistan; Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan; also: Balad, Iraq; Baghdad, Iraq
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
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Trained as an anesthesiologist, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Roos deployed to the Middle East in late 2001, shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11th. Serving first in Uzbekistan, and then in Afghanistan, his work in the operating room supported such military operations as Operation Anaconda. Deploying twice more, he was stationed in Balad and Baghdad, Iraq, eventually serving as Chief of the Anesthesia Service for the 332nd Air Force Theater Hospital in Balad.

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Adjustment to military life; camaraderie and friendships that developed. (02:13) Summary of service and deployments; deployed to Afghanistan in 2001; served in Uzbekistan; returned to States; subsequent deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. (04:03) Conditions during his deployment to Afghanistan; rapid pace of surgery; many trauma cases. (01:29)
Transporting trauma cases from Baghdad to Balad by helicopter. (02:22) Stress of seeing young people lose their lives, and the opportunities and experiences that they might have had. (02:21) Returning home; difficulty adjusting; being wary of crowds, driving on the highway. (03:26)

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