Kuwait Diary

Email from the Desert Camps

by Holly Doyne



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/9/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 536
ISBN : 9780595375950
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 536
ISBN : 9780595819904

About the Book

In April 2003, I said goodbye to my husband and children before leaving for Kuwait on a 12-month hardship tour. It was to be at least six months before mid-tour, if leave would be allowed by then. Checked in, and caught Lufthansa out of Frankfurt. Ever have one of those dreams in which you taxi forever and go nowhere? This was one of those off the end of the earth type experiences.

With that, U.S. Army Physician Holly Doyne departed Germany for an assignment to Camp Doha as Command Surgeon, ARCENT-Kuwait, for what became a prolonged tour. This is her record of that time. It is about battling with the heat and the dust in the desert. It is about ordered chaos and confusion tempered with caring. It is a warm and lively account by a determined and compassionate physician who went to conquer, assigned to a location where making a difference really mattered.

About the Author

Holly Doyne entered active army duty in 1981, moving to Germany with her family on their first of many overseas assignments. Board-certified in Family Practice, as well as Occupational and Environmental Medicine, she has a Master of Public Health Degree from Johns Hopkins University and is a graduate of the Army War College. COL Doyne?s duty assignments over the years have ranged from Cold War Europe through Army Materiel Command and the 10th Mountain Division to the command of medical units in Germany and the Balkans. Kuwait Diary, her first popular press publication, relates her experiences while stationed in the Middle East. Dr. Doyne is assigned, once again in Germany, along with her husband, four children, and the family golden retriever.