Nurse presents FMC with American flag flown during combat mission in Afghanistan

(Lancaster Legal Gazette) Intensive care nurse Matthew Boyer recently presented Fairfield Medical Center with an American flag flown during a combat mission in Afghanistan. In addition to working at FMC as a critical care nurse, Boyer served in the U.S. Army for a year.

During his tour, he was a part of a team of seven soldiers who cared for traumatically ill comrades.

Boyer knows what it takes to make sacrifices for his country. Throughout his deployment, he took care of about 200 patients. Without him and his team, many soldiers and civilians would not have had a chance for survival.

Boyer presented the flag to Cynthia Pearsall, FMC chief nursing officer, in a glass case along with a certificate to put on display at the center. The certificate noted the flag was flown on a UH-60 Blackhawk during a combat mission in the Baghlan Province in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on April 15, 2012.

The certificate states “Flown by the courageous and dedicated crew members of A Company Assault, Task Force Lobos, part of the 1st Air Calvary Brigade, United States Army. May all who look upon this flag see a symbol of freedom, a standard of justice, and a promise to remember those who died in its defense.”