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M e d i c a l R e c o R d F e at u R e

A Salute to those who
Served to Save Lives
by Lucy J. Cairns, MD, and introduction by Timothy J. (T.J.) Huckleberry, MPA

There is a great quote from the movie Gladiator that
says "What we do in life echoes an eternity."
My grandfather served in World War 2. He was a
Combat Engineer. In the Mountains of Central Italy
he took shrapnel at the base of his neck, his spine, parts
of his arm, and near his heart. He was carried by pack
mule to the closest field hospital where his life was
saved by a faceless physician who struggled to perform
miracles every hour on the hour. Pieces of shrapnel
remained in his spine and near his heart throughout his
life, a constant reminder of the carnage of war and the
incredible work of the men and woman who labored to
keep him alive.
You hear of the heroics and sacrifices of those who
served on the front lines in our nation's wars and
campaigns, and rightfully so, but much is forgotten
about those who served to fix those broken by the
horrors of battle. The actions of these brave men and
woman certainly will echo for an eternity, for if it
wasn't for them...and a sturdy pack mule, I would not
be here today writing this salute.
With great pride, in this article we celebrate a few
of the many Berks County physicians who have served
our country and, in one case, our colonies. We also will
highlight the new Berks Military History Museum,
a long needed tribute to our neighbors, friends and
family members who served in our Armed Forces.
On behalf of the Berks County Medical Society, a
heartfelt "THANK YOU" to all those who gave so
much to make our nation what it is today.
- Timothy J. (T.J.) Huckleberry, MPA

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On August 12th of this year, the Berks County Military
History Museum is slated to open its doors to the public in Phase
1 of its opening. Established in 2015, this project has been the
collective result of tireless work by a number of volunteers who
have remodeled the building, furnished the museum, and donated
the displays. Already on historic grounds, the Mohnton-based
museum was originally purposed for manufacturing in the early
1870s. Despite having yet to be completed, the museum is already
becoming a presence in the community, hosting several notable
events and community organizations such as a 75th Annual
Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Dinner, the Shillington Lion's Club,
and the Women Veterans of Berks County. In September of 2016,
the museum also became home to a 9/11 Memorial containing a
section of damaged rail line recovered from beneath Ground Zero.
Founding member State Representative Mark Gillen has expressed
his great pride in this project and hopes that it will become a
monument to Berks County's rich and fascinating military history.


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