AANA is proud to recognize:
1LT Brandon S. Zagst, CRNA
Military Branch, Rank, and Unit Serving With:
U.S. Army Reserves, 1LT, 932nd Forward Surgical Team, Northern Iraq, in support of Operation Viking Hammer with 10th Special Forces Group.
Reported for Active Duty: February 2003 through June 2003
Hometown: Kosciusko, Miss.
: LT Zagst's first deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served alongside fellow CRNA, CPT Jeff Joyce
. LT Zagst attended undergraduate school at Ole Miss (University of Mississippi) where he received a biology degree as well as his BSN. He completed his anesthesia training at La Roche College in Pittsburgh, Pa. Amazed he was at the usefulness and downright sexiness the drawover anesthesia machine could add to one's life in Iraq. "I felt like I could do anything when I returned." LT Zagst just didn't do anything, he married his now wife Beth shortly after his return from the Sandbox, all in part to the confidence given to him through his trusty drawover....
Posted March 1, 2005