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FMC Critical Care Nurse Presents American Flag Flown in Honor of FMC

Donna Stalter
Fairfield Medical Center
Public Relations Specialist
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LANCASTER, Ohio (April 1, 2013) – Matthew Boyer, R.N., Intensive Care Unit nurse, recently presented Fairfield Medical Center with an American flag flown during a combat mission in Afghanistan. In addition to working at FMC as a critical care nurse, Boyer served in the U.S. Army for a year.

During his tour, he was a part of a team of seven soldiers who cared for traumatically ill comrades. “Most of the worst injuries we cared for were from IEDs (improvised explosive device),” Boyer said. “In addition to fallen soldiers, we also took care of Afghanistan civilians who were casualties of war.”

Boyer knows what it takes to make sacrifices for his country. Throughout his deployment, he took care of approximately 200 patients. Without him and his team, many soldiers and civilians would not have had a chance for survival. “I just wanted to say thank you to FMC for being so accommodating during my deployment and so supportive,” Boyer said. “I felt that donating the flag and certificate would show my appreciation and also show how important our mission was to people in my local community.”

Boyer presented the flag to Cynthia Pearsall, FMC chief nursing officer, in a glass case along with a certificate to put on display at the Center. The certificate noted that the flag was flown on a UH-60 Blackhawk during a combat mission in the Baghlan Province in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, April 15, 2012. The certificate states “Flown by the courageous and dedicated crew members of A Company Assault, Task Force Lobos, part of the 1st Air Calvary Brigade, United States Army. May all who look upon this flag see a symbol of freedom, a standard of justice, and a promise to remember those who died in its defense.”

“On behalf of all of us at Fairfield Medical Center, we are very honored and touched by this donation,” Pearsall said. “Both the flag and the certificate show your dedication to our country and we look forward to displaying them for all to see for many years to come and thank you for your service.”

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