Dr. John Pryor was an United States Army surgeon killed in a combat field hospital in Iraq on Christmas Day, 2008 and a just published memoir details his life and death as a surgeon.
Despite going to an undistinguished college and attending a foreign medical school in Grenada, Dr. Pryor worked hard in his chosen specialty of surgery to improve himself and to make his mark in his profession.
Never one to shy away from the action, Dr. Pryor chose trauma as his surgical specialty. On his own, he traveled to ground zero in New York City after the 911 terrorist incident, clawing through rubble in dramatic fashion looking for survivors. He served several tours of duty overseas, the last of which led to his death from an incoming mortar round.
The volume, titled Alright, Let’s Call It a Draw, is written by his brother Richard and includes many personal and family recollections.