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10 Aug 2014 / Archive, Who Am I
Who am I…?
While at RMC I was a member of the varsity hockey Redmen and played for “The Major”.
I started out after graduation as a CELE Officer with 1st Canadian Signals Regiment in Kingston.
I attended medical school at McMaster University, and interned there before becoming a general duty medical officer.
I served as Base Surgeon in Shilo, Manitoba, and in Winnipeg before training in orthopaedic surgery.
While in Shilo I played Base hockey and for a local senior team.
Prior to retirement, I was Head of the Orthopedic Section at the National Defense Medical Centre in Ottawa.
During the First Gulf War, I was Commanding Officer, Canadian National Medical Augmentation Team, a Canadian team of 13 medical professionals deployed to the Gulf aboard the USNS Mercy, a 1,000-bed US Navy hospital ship. For this, I received a Certificate of Commendation from the United States Navy and acknowledgement and thanks from the Minister of National Defense.
After leaving the military, I ultimately settled in Syracuse, NY, where I worked at Upstate Medical University as a general orthopedist, and trauma surgeon.
a. 8378 Bas Wheeler
b. 7675 Ken MacCauley
c.7602 Tom Smallman or
d. 6810 Gilles Nappert
And the answer is…
c. 7602 Tom Smallman