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staff-pics-michaelWEST HARTFORD — Retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel, Dr. Michael Gutman was the guest speaker for the 2015 Veterans Day Ceremony at the Connecticut Veterans Memorial West Hartford. The American Legion Post 96, West Hartford organized and hosted the ceremony.

Dr. Gutman joined the US Army Reserves shortly after 9/11 and got his commission as a Major on June 4, 2002. He was deployed three times to combat zones, twice to Iraq and once to Bosnia over the n4ext six years. He was part of the 405th Combat Support Hospital based in West Hartford and was the commander of the 947th Forward Surgical Team for three years. On his first deployment to Iraq, Dr. Gutman served as the Battalion Surgeon at Abu Ghraib prison in 2003-04.

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