Lexington Medical Center Foundation series to feature “Doctor of Valor”

Residents are invited to hear inspiring stories straight from the “Doctor of Valor” this fall at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Lexington Medical Center Foundation will present the next in its speaker series Wednesday, Sept. 11. Honored guest American Naval Surgeon Cdr. Richard Jadick will share highlights from his experience serving Marines and sailors in Iraq in 2004.

Jadick’s actions in the Second Battle of Fallujah earned him the Bronze Star with “combat V” for heroic valor. Military records and firsthand accounts depict his efforts which resulted in saving the lives of 30 personnel. Jadick not only treated critically injured Marines in the heat of battle but also volunteered to go deep into enemy fire to provide medical attention. His story is outlined in heroic detail in the pages of “On Call in Hell”, an autobiography his wrote after returning home.

The dinner and talk will coincide with the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The LMCF plans to honor first responders and military personnel during the evening.

A reception will begin at 6 p.m. with the main event to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person.

Table sponsorships are available for $1,000. Sponsors can also purchase a table for first responders, military members, police, firefighters and EMS.

All proceeds benefit the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. You can order tickets by calling 791-2540 or visiting LMCFoundation.com.




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