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Dental surgeon trades in scrubs to mentor troops in Afghanistan


May 23, 2011
by ken

From the Vancouver Sun by Matthew Fisher, PostMedia News – May 22, 2011

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — What possesses a Canadian dental surgeon to trade in his scrubs and scalpels for nine months in the Kandahari desert mentoring Afghan troops in counter-insurgency tactics?

“Most people find it hard to relate to,” Capt. Luong Phuc Nguyen of 4 Royal 22nd Regiment admitted with a laugh. “I am losing a lot of money and not furthering my career.”

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