AANA is proud to recognize:
Captain Edward G. Gyukeri, Jr., CRNA, MS
Military Branch, Rank, and Unit Serving With:
Major, U.S. Army Reserve, serving with a Forward Surgical Team in Logar Province, Afghanistan.
Reported for Active Duty: October 2012 to February 2013.
Hometown: Oneonta, N.Y.
Of Interest: This is my third deployment to a combat zone, fourth deployment overall (since 9/11). I have served twice in Iraq and once in Afghanistan. The job of the Forward Surgical Team is to perform damage-control resuscitative surgery in an attempt to preserve life, limb and eyesight, until the patient can be transported to a higher level of care. Our patients included U.S. and Coalition Forces, Afghan civilians and military working dogs. I am employed by Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, N.Y., where I also serve as a clinical preceptor/instructor for the Albany Medical College Nurse Anesthesiology Program.