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Story Publication logo April 20, 2011

Death - and life - far from home

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Image by Meg Jones, 2011
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When 19-year-old Army Pvt. Steven Drees suffered a head wound in a firefight in Afghanistan he was...



Pvt. Steven Drees, from Peshtigo, was asked if he wished to be an organ donor before deploying to Afghanistan. He said yes. When his unit was ambushed under heavy fire, Drees was hit and evacuated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Most of the organs donated by U.S. soldiers at that hospital go to those who need them the most. And the people who need them the most are Germans.

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