Madigan Army Medical Center held a welcome-home ceremony Wednesday for its soldiers who recently returned from overseas deployments.
The quarterly event was dubbed the Warrior Recognition Ceremony. Madigan sends its soldiers – doctors, nurses, technicians, logisticians and more – into combat as part of the U.S. Army Medical Department’s Professional Filler System.
They often deploy as individuals across Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and elsewhere. Others are sent to medical facilities at other posts to fill in for soldiers who have deployed elsewhere. The deployments last six months or longer.
Click below for a quick recap of soldiers honored Wednesday:
Maj. James Graham, the officer in charge 47th Combat Support Hospital, and as the only radiologist at Al Asad, Iraq.
Staff Sgt. Justin Due, deployed to Al Asad with the 47th CSH as the impatient ward wardmaster and assistant chief wardmaster.
Spc. Charles Rosengarten, who works at the patient admissions office.
Sgt. Mark Mansanarez, also with the 47th CSH at Al Asad, where he was the physical therapy noncommissioned officer in charge.
Maj. Imad Haque deployed as a general surgeon with the 240th Forward Surgical Team at Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
Capt. Jason Sapp deployed with the battalion surgeon with 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment of 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division in southern Afghanistan.
Maj. Meemie Leren-Tha deployed to Al Asad with the 47th CSH as an aeromedical evacuation liaison officer.
Col. Kevin Kumke deployed with the 47th CSH to Mosul, where he was the deputy commander for clinical services and critical care physician.
Capt. Chad Backus served with Task Force 14 at Camp Cropper, Iraq, where he worked in an intensive care unit that treated detainees, insurgent fighters, contractors and American forces.
Staff Sgt. Brian Sweet deployed to Al Asad with the 47th CSH and served as the noncommissioned officer in charge of clinical education.
Capt. Isabella Pina served as a perioperative room nurse with the 47th CSH.
Lt. Col. Greg Martin was in charge of the H1N1 mitigation campaign for Third Army in Kuwait. He also served in the U.S. Army Central surgeon cell.
Maj. Glenn Dorner deployed to Tikrit, Iraq, with the 47th CSH as the chief of education and emergency nurse for Contingency Operating Base Speicher.
Maj. Jason Pates deployed to Mosul with the 47th CSH as an OB/GYN consultatnt and surgeon with daily duties in the outpatient clinic.
Lt. Col. John Nerges served at Al Asad with the 47th CSH as the site chief nurse.