Anesthesia Providers of Task Force 399 Combat Support Hospital

AANA is proud to recognize

The Anesthesia Providers of

Task Force 399 Combat Support Hospital

U.S. Army

Submitted by Edward Gyukeri, Jr., CRNA, MS
 

We were the sole anesthesia providers for the northern sector of Iraq. It was a
CRNA-only department. Deployment for all providers pictured took place over the
Fall/Winter of 2006.
 
Task Force 399 Combat Support Hospital
 
Back row, left to right:
 
Jim Spires, CRNA, BSN, U.S. Army Reserve, Captain, from Mansfield, Ohio
  • This was Jim’s first deployment. The Vietnam War ended before his draft number came up, but, at the age of fifty, with no prior military experience, Jim volunteered for service in Iraq. 
 
Rich Jacobsen, CRNA, MSN, U.S. Army, Captain, from Fort Dodge, Iowa
  • First deployment
 
Ray Devlin, CRNA, MSN, U.S. Army, Captain, from New Orleans, La.
  • Second deployment

Rich Del Sesto, CRNA, MS, U.S. Army Reserve, from Providence, R.I.

  • First deployment
 

Front row, left to right
 
Edward Gyukeri, Jr., CRNA, MS, U.S. Army Reserve, Captain, from Queensbury, N.Y.
  • Second deployment
 
Kathleen Cabral, CRNA, MS, U.S. Army Reserve, Captain, from Somerset, Mass.
  • Second deployment
 
Edward Cyr, CRNA, NP, U.S. Army Reserve, Colonel, from Bristol, R.I.
  • Third deployment
 
 
Posted January 4, 2007