Ray Wiss, a local emergency department doctor turned combat medic in Afghanistan, said he is hoping Sudburians will rally behind his latest venture: becoming an author.
His book, titled “FOB Doc,” is a journal of his first tour in Afghanistan, which took place two years ago. He said it’s the first full-length book to be published by a veteran of the Afghan War.
Capt. Wiss, of Combat Team Cobra, is currently serving his second tour as a medic with the Canadian Armed Forces and Task Force Afghanistan.
Money raised from sales will be donated to the military families fund, to help families who have lost loved ones overseas at war. It will help pay to educate children of soldiers killed in war, Wiss said.
“On that first tour, we lost 12 soldiers,” said Wiss in an e-mail from Afghanistan. “They left behind 12 orphans. Overall, 127 Canadians have died here. I do not know how many children have been left behind, but it has to be a large number.”
“FOB Doc” — a hard cover book with more than 100 full-color photographs — can be pre-ordered online at amazon.ca. The book will be available across Canada at major chains and independent bookstores in late September.