Veteran of the Month: Trauma surgeon

Tim Plackett

Rank: Major

Branch of service: Army

Current age: 36

Total years served: 11 and counting

Served from: (year to year) 2003 to present

Places served: U.S. Army Reserves / Chicago College of osteopathic Medicine; Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii; Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 10th Combat Support Hospital, Shindad, Afghanistan; 10th Combat Support Hospital, Herat, Afghanistan; 32nd Medical Brigade / Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood;

Job or specialty: Trauma surgeon and surgical critical care physician

Fondest memory while serving: “Seeing the look of pride on my grandfather’s face (himself an Army WWII veteran) the day I graduated from officer basic course.

Quote: “Precision in speech reflects precision in thought.” LTC Ronald A. Gagliano Jr., MD, FACS, FASCRS

Every month the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 in Naperville chooses a Veteran of the Month for The Naperville Sun.

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