Battlefield's 'Doc' now in a nation's care

Brought home by his best friend, lost medic unites perfect strangers

By Jim Sheeler, Rocky Mountain News, December 15, 2006 -,1299,DRMN_15_5216457,00.html

The skinny sailor sat in the Philadelphia airport terminal in his deep-blue dress uniform, cracking his knuckles, shifting in his seat, waiting for his best friend.

A woman from the airline walked over and motioned for him to follow.  She saw the nervous look on the sailor's face and stopped.  "Wait," she said. "Is this your first time doing this?"

"Yes, ma'am," the 22 year-old said, his voice cracking. ....