Recent Reviews for Michael Anthony
Mass Casualties: A Young Medic's True Story of Death, and Dishonor in Iraq (Book) - 1/24/2010 9:51:46 AM|
I am a Hospital Corpsmen who has served three tours in harms way during some of the fiercest fighting on the front lines: Ramadi: 2004 January - 2004 November and Baghdad 2005 November - 2006 December.
This is a awful book written on a Goose-Bump or Teenage romance novel/tabloid level by a immature medic. This book contains college freshman rebelliousness, with one persons self serving aims. It contains little to know literature on the self sacrifice and life saving expertise of our medical brothers and sisters.
The word MASS CASUALTIES means any large number of casualties produced in a relatively short period of time, usually as the result of a single incident such as a military aircraft accident, hurricane, flood, earthquake, or armed attack that exceeds local logistic support capabilities.
It does not mean whiney, undisciplined, hypersensitive REMF among a highly undisciplined U.S. Army unit that he could have tried to change earlier without making the U.S. Army`s role more difficult by bad publicity. That is, if this young mans story is correct.
This young man took military dirty laundry and hung it on a hook for everyone to see. He states "I am doing it for the good of the soldier." This young man is using exploitation. Most of us professional health care providers/combat medics and corpsmen agree that by not taking internal action and going through civilian channels, you will make the military system weaker. They now have to try and fix all of these issues while fending off more oversight slowing down corrective action. If the military trys to operate like a civilian organization it will fail.
The power of a individual sailor, marine, soldier, airman to make individual change through the appropriate channels is at its highest. Now there will be outside agencies trying to handle military affiars and raising questions that could have been dealt with more decisively, with more quickness and maintaining good order.
If he felt so strongly or had the stones about his convictions he could have reported this to the Inspector General for action to be taken. If it still did not happen and as a last resort, he could have brought this to stars and stripes after he exhausted all measures.
Mr. Anthony, you are a philanthropist, a whiner and a fake who lacks integrity and courage to bring up these matters affectively while in the military. Please ensure that you take any medic insignia, chevrons or identification and send it back to the military for someone with the appropriate honor, commitment and courage to serve.
Its apparent this non-medics aims are for recognition and book sales despite his raising some funds for the troops. I fear that with my post, more personnel will read this book.
If you want to read this book, do so at a library, borrow it from someone or read it in a book store. I would not recommend buying this book about a whiner who lacked the courage do take action in the organization.
Hey Mr Anthony, if you want the negative and positive truth about real corpsmen, medics and surgeons please see the below.
Rule Number Two: Lessons I Learned in a Combat Hospital
Memoirs of a Combat Medic by SSG Elissa Lonsdalefs
Combat Medic: World War II by John A Kerner
Saber's Edge: A Combat Medic in Ramadi, Iraq (Hardcover)
Doc: Heroic Stories of Medics,Corpsmen,and Surgeons by Mark R. Littleton
The Gift of Valor: A War Story by Michael
Mass Casualties: A Young Medic's True Story of Death, and Dishonor in Iraq (Book) - 9/11/2009 2:40:35 PM
I hope this book open the eye's of those who have chosen to keep them closed. You are a wonderful writer.
Mass Casualties: A Young Medic's True Story of Death, and Dishonor in Iraq (Book) - 7/2/2009 2:35:21 PM
Michael, It very much sounds as though your journey is taking you places similar to my own. I wish you the best of luck. Terry
American Soldier... (Poetry) - 7/9/2012 12:59:54 AM
...AND I THANK YOU MICHAEL FOR BEING AN AMERICAN SOLDIER...FOR ME AND SO MANY OTHERS THAT ARE SO SMALL IN YOUR SHADOW. I AM NOT ATTEMPTING TO USE VAIN WORDS TO MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD, OR TO MAKE ME...LOOK GOOD. BUT ITS A FACT; SOLDIERS ARE SPECIAL PEOPLE WHO, FOR LOVE OF GOD AND THEIR COUNTRY, DO WHAT SO OTHERS WON'T DO. GOD BLESS AND THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
American Soldier... (Poetry) - 9/10/2011 12:21:47 PM
Michael, thanks for sharing this piece that expresses many sentiments that I am certain many of us can relate to in our lives. I look forward to reading more of your work in the future. You have an engaging pace to your writing that readily draws in the reader and a style that is easy to digest. Keep up the good work and stay true to your heart.
American Soldier... (Poetry) - 6/6/2011 3:05:21 AM
Great piece, Bravo!
American Soldier... (Poetry) - 9/19/2009 12:35:59 PM
Amazing poetry. I am on my feet applauding you!
American Soldier... (Poetry) - 9/16/2009 6:37:32 PM
I like this. Can't wait to read more of your poetry
"Who was called upon by his oountry to fight"
Very well written.
American Soldier... (Poetry) - 9/16/2009 9:06:16 AM
This is a truely insperational poem. Welcome to AD :)
American Soldier... (Poetry) - 9/13/2009 6:09:24 PM
Oh my, this touched me so ...and moved me to tears
American Soldier... (Poetry) - 9/13/2009 7:47:36 AM
Welcome indeed Michael. This is excellent work and far understates the value of your, and others, service to your country, for me and the millions of our fellow citizens. Thank you Patrick
American Soldier... (Poetry) - 9/12/2009 5:21:42 PM
Welcome To The Den Michael!
and your words are read here with sincere appreciations for you
"American Soldier"...I am grateful...and sorry you seen the things you seen & felt....
Peace & Blessings
American Soldier... (Poetry) - 9/12/2009 7:11:35 AM
Michael, This poem is an amazing profession of your inner strength and loyalty. My ex husband was drafted in 1972 into the Vietnam War, he luckily didn't go overseas, but was very loyal to the Air Force. After his tour of duty, he went into the Air National Guard, where he stayed until retirement. He has seen much and I have experienced much through his eyes. No one can walk in your shoes, but just know that I understand where you have come from. It is not an easy life, but there are many rewards and I know much sacrifice. I feel proud and lucky to know that you were one of those soldiers that cared about their fellow man and you do and did all that you possibly could do to make a difference.
You are blessed with a keen sense of wisdom at such a young age, never lose sight of who you are and what your destiny holds.
I see good things for you, and know that there are angels looking over you.
Much peace, love, and light,
American Soldier... (Poetry) - 9/12/2009 5:55:05 AM
I love your third stanza... for without the support of a soldier's country he is nothing but a man fighting without a cause.
American Soldier... (Poetry) - 9/11/2009 2:37:27 PM
Michael, what can I say but thank you, this was very well written.