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Doctor killed in Iraq 'elevated everyone'

Shen grad, Army surgeon recalled for devotion to service

Pallbearers carry the flag-draped casket of Army Maj. John P. Pryor into the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia on Monday.
Pallbearers carry the flag-draped casket of Army Maj. John P. Pryor into the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia on Monday.
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In every one of his many roles — husband, father, soldier, doctor, friend and colleague — Army Maj. John P. Pryor devoted his life to serve others at home, at work and in war. “All we can do is what we think is the right thing to do,” the Rev. Damian J. McElroy told more than 1,000 mourners during Pryor’s funeral Mass on Monday at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. “He served ...

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joebdox
January 6, 2009
4:45 p.m.

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One more awful reminder of the absolute futility of war. Thank you G. Bush; you should spend the rest of your life in Iraq helping to repair the lives you have broken and destroyed. Or, how 'bout a VA hospital?

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Pryor family.

(s) LCDR Joseph R. Bedell, USNR (ret.) - OEF/OIF veteran

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