U.S. Army 2003–2010
Michael Anthony joined the Army Reserves at the age of 18. He trained to be an operating room technician and was shipped to Iraq in 2006. Assigned to the 399th Combat Support Hospital, he tells of his experiences in Mosul, where they were “mortared constantly,” and Al Asad, helping military and civilian casualties alike. Anthony kept a journal, which would become the basis for his book “Mass Casualties,” published in 2009.