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Chapter Eight

Love Anyway

Love your enemies.

Jesus of Nazareth1

Watching the news about the U.S. war in Iraq, I became resigned to the fact that I would get the inevitable phone call, as happened during the war in Kosovo. It came in January 2004: “Sir, we’ve received orders on you, and you’re being sent to Iraq.”

Because I had expected to get called up, I’d been meeting with the folks at Heart to Heart and also with Docs Who Care, a medical group that provides emergency room doctors to small, under-served communities. Even though I knew the order was coming, the two weeks’ notice certainly helped get my priorities in order!

Pre-mobilization occurred at Fort Bliss, Texas, and included anthrax and smallpox vaccinations, weapons practice, ...

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