by Capt. Joseph R. John (Ret.), ©2014, Co-Founder, CombatVeteransForCongress

(Nov. 27, 2014) — One of the many things we as Americans should be thankful for: The below-listed article is from a retired Marine Corps Colonel, USNA ’61.  It is a little long, but I assure you it is worth the read.  It’s about a surgeon who, after his US Marine Corps officer son was Killed in Action and his second son joined the US Marine Corps to follow in his brother’s footsteps, put his very successful surgery practice on hold at age 62.

With the help of President Bush and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace, USMC, USNA ’67, he became a Naval Reserve Lieutenant Commander (Surgeon) and served with the US Marine Corps in combat in Iraq and in Afghanistan as the Battalion Surgeon; he saved hundreds of double and triple amputee US Marine Corps heroes.

You no doubt will want to forward this story to those in your address book who will also be thankful for such an incredible Naval Medical Officer, especially if you are a Medical Officer in the US Armed Forces.  If anyone knows how to reach “Doctor Krissoff,” who lives in Ranch Santa Fe, the Combat Veterans For Congress would like to meet him and provide him with special recognition.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62

Capt              USN(Ret)

Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC

2307 Fenton Parkway, Suite 107-184

San Diego, CA 92108

Fax: (619) 220-0109

Cell: (310) 989-8778


Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” -Isaiah 6:8

In His Son’s Steps, excerpted from For Love of Country

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