Risky Surgery Might Return an Eager Vet to Iraq

Philadelphia Weekly | June 3, 2008
After being injured by an IED in Iraq, Richard Bennett has been searching for a doctor to reverse his injuries so he can return to the battle lines. "I just have to get my [spinal discs] replaced or fused ... either that or a doctor willing to sign a waiver saying I'm capable [for combat]," he says. But the doctors have been unwilling to operate, saying the surgery would be too risky on someone so young.

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