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Presentation: Jon “Doc” Kerstetter, Author, Soldier, Doctor

Date: Wednesday, March 13

Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm

Location: Rohovec Theatre

Description: Dr. Jon Kerstetter, US Army retired, author of the memoir Crossings.

Crossings is a memoir of an improbable, powerfully drawn life, one that began in poverty on the Oneida Reservation in Wisconsin but grew by force of will to encompass a remarkable medical practice. Trained as an emergency physician, Kerstetter served in war-torn Rwanda, Kosovo, and Bosnia and completed three tours in the Iraq War. The story of his work in theater, which involved everything from saving soldiers’ lives to organizing the joint U.S.–Iraqi forensics team tasked with identifying the bodies of Saddam Hussein’s sons, is a bracing, unprecedented evocation of a doctor’s life at war.

A reception for veterans and their supports will be held in the Rohovec Theater from 5:30-6:00 pm, and a book signing will be held immediately after the presentation.

This event is sponsored by the Arts and Sciences Division and the Teaching and Learning Committee.