Kerry “Doc” Pardue

Kerry “Doc” Pardue
“Doc” Pardue: January 2008

Kerry “Doc” Pardue: NAMC Distinguished Service Cross and Member of the Year
“Doc” Pardue: April 2006
Kerry “Doc” Pardue is a former combat medic assigned to Scouts, 2/47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division during Vietnam from March 1968 to March 1969.

“Doc” began to write to bring about healing for himself and to deal with PTSD. He states that there are two things he learned real quickly in Vietnam: Rule #1: men will die in battle and rule #2: as hard as he tried, he could not change rule #1. “Doc’s” writings are a reflection of his experiences, both good and bad.

“Doc” states categorically: “I have come away from my writings with a firmer belief in God, being a good father, an awesome grandfather, a stronger belief that we did the right thing by going to Vietnam, and a sense of peace.”

He attributes much credit to his wife Stephanie, his “miracle bride” for her belief in him as a man, husband, and father. He states: “She brought out the best in me and I am still proud to call her my bride after 34 years.” Together, they have raised three children and are now working with 7 of the greatest grandkids.

In a ceremony in April 2006, the National Association of Medics and Corpsmen Arizona State Chapter President, Michael Lancaster, invested Kerry with the organisation’s highest honor,the Distinguished Service Cross, for his outstanding leadership and for his assistance to returning wounded soldiers. Kerry was also honoured by being named Member of the Year.


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