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Fob Doc: A Doctor on the Front Lines in Afghanistan - A War Diary
by Ray Wiss
Military doctors serving in Afghanistan usually spend their entire tour in the relatively safe confines of the main base. FOB Doc is the story of one Canadian doctor who spent nearly his entire tour in combat. Captain Ray Wiss was stationed at Forward Operating Bases - FOBs - in Khandahar province, the birthplace of the Taliban and the most intense zone combat in Afghanist ...more
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Published March 23rd 2010 by Douglas & McIntyre
(first published 2009)
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The Author, Dr.(Capt.) Ray Wiss, decided to apply his experience as a doctor and an Emergency Medical Specialist to a tour with the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan. Capt. Wiss rotated through various Forward Operating Bases (FOB) during his tour; providing a well-deserved break for the base doctors at each location. He does an excellent job of describing his tour, from his experience on combat patrols, treating both allies and enemies, dealing with the loss of life, and coping with the "ter ...more
I found the book to be an afterthought. A mishmash of activities and thoughts, conveyed by someone with little storytelling skill i found it to be a broad overview of a subject thoroughly written on. Another soldier trying to make a book out of an experience dozens of others have already captured.
This was a very well writtne book, It shows Canadaians what the governments sends our troops into. This book is written by a soldier, in a soldiers point of view. Dr. Weiss did and excellent job of telling the story of our troops in Alfganastan.