AANA is proud to recognize
The Anesthesia Providers of
Task Force 399 Combat Support Hospital
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.
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
Ray Devlin, CRNA, MSN, U.S. Army, Captain, from New Orleans, La.
Rich Del Sesto, CRNA, MS, U.S. Army Reserve, from Providence, R.I.
Front row, left to right:
Edward Gyukeri, Jr., CRNA, MS, U.S. Army Reserve, Captain, from Queensbury, N.Y.
Kathleen Cabral, CRNA, MS, U.S. Army Reserve, Captain, from Somerset, Mass.
Edward Cyr, CRNA, NP, U.S. Army Reserve, Colonel, from Bristol, R.I.
Posted January 4, 2007