As a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, Dr. Michael Gutman has a special place in his heart for our military veterans. So, for Veteran’s Day, New England Urgent Care is giving out free flu vaccines to all veterans this Veteran’s Day, Monday Novermber 11, 2019.
In order to redeem this offer, veterans need to bring their old Armed Services ID or DD214 form to any of its clinics from 8 am to 7:45 pm.
Dr. Gutman explains, “I know from personal experience, veterans make great personal sacrifices to protect our fellow combatants, families and our nation. That’s why I feel it’s important to give back to those who have given so much for our freedom.”
Just before 9/11, he joined the Army reserves and was commissioned as a Major on June 4, 2002. As part of the 405th Combat Support Hospital based in West Hartford, he served as the commander of the 947th Forward Surgical Team for three years and did three tours of duty over a five-year period — twice to Iraq and once to Bosnia.
His wife and New England Urgent Care co-founder, Yahel, also served in the Israeli army teaching emergency care.
In 2015, Dr. Gutman was the guest speaker for a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Connecticut Veterans Memorial West Hartford. The American Legion Post 96, West Hartford organized and hosted the ceremony.
Watch Dr. Gutman’s special Veteran’s Day message here: https://youtu.be/GLmc1809wi8