Dr. John P. Pryor

 

 

Age: 42

 

Summary: decorated U.S. Army Reserve soldier and leading surgeon on the University of Pennsylvania's trauma center team who served as director of the hospital's nationally recognized trauma training program and later a member of the 1st Medical Detachment Forward Team with the 344th Combat Support Hospital in his second tour of duty in Iraq as a combat surgeon and whose surgical expertise touched many lives in America and Iraq, where he wrote of his war experiences and the painful parallels between battlefield deaths and urban homicides in stories published in the Washington Post and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

 

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in an enemy fire

 

Born: January 23, 1966

 

Died: December 25, 2008

 

Location: Mosul, Iraq