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is an American Naval surgeon who was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V
device for heroic valor in January, 2006. He was credited with saving the lives
of 30 Marines and sailors during the Second Battle of Fallujah. Jadick was a
lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, assigned as a battalion surgeon
to the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment of the 2nd Marine Division from Camp
Lejeune, North Carolina.
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Iraq War Story
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Richard Jadick's service in Iraq
serving as a urologist at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina when he volunteered for
duty in Iraq. He was an unlikely volunteer because he was 38 years old,
significantly older than most combat surgeons, and his wife was nine months
pregnant. Early in his tour of duty, Jadick observed a soldier who died because
he bled to death before he could be evacuated to a hospital. He decided to
establish an emergency room on the battlefield, where wounded soldiers could
receive treatment within a few minutes of being injured. While there, Jadick and
his crew of young Corpsmen improvised a number of life saving techniques.