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Virtual Friends Forum – Thursday January 25th @ 7pm EST

Presentation in English.

TOPIC: “Into the Dragon’s Jaws”
A Canadian Combat Surgeon in the Vietnam War
SPEAKER: Dr. Garry L. Willard

“Into The Dragon’s Jaws” details the exciting adventures and experiences of a young Canadian Red Cross combat casualty surgeon
who volunteered to assist Vietnamese-war wounded following the Tet
Offensive in South Vietnam in 1968.
The intensity and drama of this book are enhanced by many
photographs illustrating surgical care in oft-times dangerous and
volatile circumstances. Dr. Willard describes his role as a trauma
surgeon candidly. Some stories are heartwarming, others
heartbreaking. Such is the pathos of war.
You will come away with an intimate perspective of the Vietnam War, as seen through his eyes at the height of the conflict.
Dr. Willard started his career as a graduate from Queens University in Kingston. He is currently an Assistant Surgeon at Brampton Civic Hospital, part of The William Osler Health System of the Greater Toronto Area. During his 30 years as a General, Thoracic, Vascular and Trauma Surgeon at Etobicoke General Hospital in Toronto, he served as Chief of Surgery and subsequently was a McMaster University Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery


January 25, 2024

7:00 pm EST

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