Jonathan Bisson, Army (2016)

Jonathan Bisson of Woonsocket, RI joined the Army shortly after graduating from Burillville High School in 2011. He receive his EMT license and training at Fort Campbell, KY, had a seven month deployment to Afghanistan as part of the 101st Airborne Division, and returned to civilian life in December 2014. Bisson served as a station medic in the Chankani district of eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border. He met his wife Arielle, who also served as a medic in the military, but left when she became pregnant with their twin sons. Bisson discusses balancing family life with the military, the role of medics in a combat zone, and how the horrors of war led him to pursue a career as an occupational therapist.

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