Surgeon, 64, volunteers for Afghanistan after son’s injury
When New York orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Bone heard the Army had a great need for surgeons, he made the decision to put himself in harm’s way to help service members like his son, who was injured in Iraq.
“I said, ‘Wow, I would be more than happy to join but I’m too old,’ and they looked at me and said, ‘Oh no, you’re not,’ ” he recalls with a grin.
He’s headed to Afghanistan. NBC’s Rehema Ellis reports here and at msnbc.com.