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Ruff's War : a Navy Nurse on the Frontline in Iraq.

Author: K Sue Roper; Cheryl Lynn Ruff
Publisher: New York : Naval Institute Press, 2013.
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Twenty-five years in the Navy had made Cheryl Ruff an independent, resilient, strong woman - and a master at providing patient care while serving at various Navy hospitals around the world. But nothing prepared her mind, body, soul, and spirit for what she experienced on the frontlines of the Iraq war as a member of the Bravo Surgical Company. Known as the ""devil docs, "" they followed directly behind the 1st  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Roper, K. Sue.
Ruff's War : A Navy Nurse on the Frontline in Iraq.
New York : Naval Institute Press, ©2013
Named Person: Cheryl Lynn Ruff; Cheryl Lynn Ruff
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K Sue Roper; Cheryl Lynn Ruff
ISBN: 9781612513812 1612513816
OCLC Number: 865331360
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Abbreviations and Acronyms; Prologue: 2 April 2003; 1. Early Inspirations; 2. It's Not Just a Job, It's an Adventure; 3. Being All That I Could Be; 4. Anchors Aweigh; 5. Deployment; 6. Our New Home; 7. Gearing Up for War; 8. A Battle with Mother Nature; 9. Settling Back In; 10. Growing Weary; 11. Heightened Alert and Final Preparations; 12. War Is Declared; 13. Moving North into Iraq; 14. Camp Anderson: The Other Side of Hell; 15. Saving Lives; 16. Caring for Jeff; 17. We Are ""Devil Docs""; 18. Surviving in the Wake of Death; 19. Camp Chesty. 20. ""Nesting"" in Camp Chesty21. Stuck in Iraq; 22. Back to the Beginning; 23. Welcome to the ""Holiday Inn""; 24. There's No Place Like Home; Epilogue; Support Our Troops; About the Authors.

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Twenty-five years in the Navy had made Cheryl Ruff an independent, resilient, strong woman - and a master at providing patient care while serving at various Navy hospitals around the world. But nothing prepared her mind, body, soul, and spirit for what she experienced on the frontlines of the Iraq war as a member of the Bravo Surgical Company. Known as the ""devil docs, "" they followed directly behind the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force as they entered Iraq at the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003. Right along with the Marines, Commander Ruff, the only female nurse anesthetist.

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