AANA is proud to recognize:
LCDR David B. McMindes, CRNA, MS
Military Branch, Rank, and Unit Serving With:
U.S. Navy, Lieutenant Commander, USNS Comfort (T-AH-20)
Reported for Active Duty: January 5, 2003–May 10, 2003
Hometown: Canyon, Texas; currently living in Washington, D.C. area.
Of Interest: During his deployment, LCDR McMindes was part of the critical core staff aboard the USNS Comfort. "In that time we got the ship ready for war, completely restocking and 'reanimating' 14 operating rooms to make them ready for work in all environments (machines strapped down for rough seas, etc.). During OIF we took care of a wide variety of patients, regardless of status (Coalition, Iraqi civilians, or enemy prisoners of war) or type of injury or illness." LCDR McMindes lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife, Lizette, and sons, Jon and Jake.
Posted January 5, 2004